InShortViral: A teenager student was arrested after he hacked his school’s database system to change grades and improved his class rank.
Teenager namely Saivamsi Hanumanthu aged 17 was arrested in North Carolina in USA on Wednesday. Authorities alleged that he broke into a high school computer system and changed the grades of few students.
17 Year Old Teen Arrested for Hacking School Computers, changing grades
This hacking incident took place on October 2015 at Panther Creek High School in Carolina. After month long investigations, he was finally put behind the bars. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to more than 4 years in prison.
Saivamsi hailed from Pilot Hill Drive in Morrisville was charged with felony accessing government computers, felony breaking and entering, and doing crime by accessing government computers.
According to statement by Police, on October 13, 2015, School Authorities reported that their school’s database was hacked and grades were changed of some students.
School Administrators said that the modifications changed the class rank and GPA of the students.
WRAL News (local television station) reported that, about 90 Grades were changed and almost half grades were of Hanumanthu. Police ultimately traced the hack back to a library where Hanumnathu had volunteered for about 250 hours. A teacher had been closely observing him at the high school for working on Laptop while being in campus after hours. A CCTV footage also revealed his presence in campus.
According to the Warrant, two weeks before hacking incident took place, the Power-school System, a state Database that traces student’s attendance and grades was hacked in three different incidents. In this hacking attack, the grades and class ranks of six students were changed. As we know Hanumanthu changed about 90 grades, half of the grades belonged to him. It was also witnessed that Hanumanthu’s class rank raised from 67th to 7th. Some seniors of his school also witnessed that their rank was increased due to grade changes.
Almost all changes were made from Schools Computer Sytem’s IP Address but Police also discovered that one hack was carried from a computer at the Wake County’s West Regional Library on Louis Stephens Road.
Police recovered a laptop and seven USB flash drives from the student’s residence less than a month after their inspection began but they didn’t imposed charges on him until this week, earlier reports disclosed.
Hanumanthu was freed from the Wake County jail on Wednesday and $15,000 unsecured bond was given to him and is due back in court on Feb. 25.
Hacking is illegal and if you even tried to do it, you may be put behind the bars. Recently, Bill Gates also confessed that he hacked his school computers to meet girls and to change grades. However, it seems that Bill carried this hacking attack swiftly without getting caught. We hope that you loved this article, feel free to share this with your friends.