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Hacker Used Teacher's Credentials to Change Grades: Police

Police in Concord said a hacker has been arrested for allegedly using a teacher’s credentials to change the grades of numerous students.Authorities are not releasing the suspect’s identity because he is a juvenile. REPLAY: California Gubernatorial Debate Police were notified on April 25 by the Mount Diablo Unified School District regarding a possible network intrusion on its system. An investigation determined a teacher clicked on a “phishing” e-mail and provided her credentials to an unknown hacker in the process.The hacker then used the teacher’s credential to log into the school system and change students’ grades, police said. Muslim Officer Files Discrimination Claim Against SJPD “Further investigation showed the hacker appeared to have only changed the grades of students and it appeared no personally identifiable information was stolen,” police said in a statement.The suspected hacker was arrested Wednesday with the help of US Secret Service, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Judge in Stanford Sex Assault Case Breaks Silence Amid Recall Effort In addition, Dug, a trained electronics detection K9 with the Sheriff’s Office, located an SD card hidden in a tissue box during a search.For more information on “spear phishing” e-mail attacks and how to protect yourself, visit the FBI’s website.Photo Credit: Concord Police Department This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Source: NBC San Diego

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