Ah the old mythical tale of hacking your school to change your grades to straight A’s, well I know people do it, I’ve seen it in the past…but now someone has actually gotten caught for it.
And what’s more..he’s the senior class president!
Cooper City High School’s senior class president was arrested Tuesday and charged in a grade-tampering scandal that has rocked the campus.
Ryan C. Shrouder, 18, of Cooper City, was taken to jail from school and charged with two counts of computer crime with intent to defraud, a second-degree felony, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office report. He was released from jail on bail, has been suspended from school and will be recommended for expulsion, said Joe Melita, head of the Broward County School District’s investigative unit.
That’s a pretty serious list of charges.
On Nov. 2, an assistant principal told authorities that the school had begun investigating unauthorized grade changes. Course grades from previous years for 19 students, mostly seniors, had been altered.
Cooper City High’s bookkeeper told investigators that in the week before the grades were changed she witnessed Shrouder in the office of the computer technology specialist looking for a “sign-on” password to the district network. The technology specialist had left his passwords on a notepad in his desk, according to the report.
Investigators later determined that the employee’s sign-on account was the same one used to access the grades program and modify the marks.
I quite often get e-mails here at Darknet with people asking me how to hack their school servers..Sadly the majority don’t want to change the grades however they just want to access MySpace.
Source: Sun Sentinel