Students Hacked Corona Del Mar High School to Change Their Grades

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Hacking has become a common trend all over the world. The act has not only become more and more rampant for commercial gains but also for other reasons such as academic gains. This was the case in California where some students managed to hack into their class teacher’s account. This hacking was followed by an alteration of the grades which was obviously to their advantage so that the system can reflect that they passed the tests. This incident took place in Orange County and the students were learning in the Corona Del Mar High School which is located in the Newport Beach which is located In the Southern parts of California.

It is believed that the student used a technique that uses hardware key-logging to access the teacher’s logging …show more content…

The administrator is required to review and analyze approximately 52,000 adjustment which have been made to the examination system for a period starting last year. The auditing will target all the changes that were made on the system without the proper authorization.
Even though the necessary measures have been taken so ensure that the culprits are punished and that the system is upgraded to a more secure state. The school has said that there may be many people who are involved or have been involved in the habit of cheating. The administration then explained that due to the increase use of technology, there is a risk that is always associated with it.
The school has taken upon to conduct fingerprinting and tracking the students so as to uncover the truth behind the saga. Employing the use of identification cards and monitoring the general activities when the students are out of school, are some of the techniques that the school has decided to adopt in tracking.

This security is essential since the students are well equipped to bypass the system. This is evident in the scenario that unfolded when the LA students were provided with iPads and within a short time they had unlocked them.

According to the school, very valuable information such as upcoming examinations and grading methods are at risk of being hacked.

Factors that made hacking easier The protection of information on social network seems to be hard unlike when a person is dealing with business

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