Some of America’s worst high school students are among our best hackers.
But some students fail at everything.
In California, 11 such students have been kicked out of Corona del Mar High after being caught hacking teachers’ computers to change grades and steal tests, reports The Orange County Register.
The punchline? The students all had the same tutor, who allegedly instructed them on how to install keystroke loggers on school computers.
It’s not known if the tutor is a former Atlanta educator, but his name is Timothy Lai and he’s made himself as scarce as an indicted superintendent.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District school system is investigating more than 50,000 grade changes to see how many were performed by hackers.
I suppose it’s possible the tutor was running a criminal enterprise and paying the 11 students to change the grades of others.
If that scenario is true, I don’t know whether the tutor should be jailed or hired by the NSA.
If you can’t beat ‘em, hire ‘em.
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