University hackers boost grades and order pizza

Posted on Monday, Jul 31 2006 @ 22:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Two Cal State Northridge University students have been accused of hacking the computer of one of their professors to boost their grades, order CDs and send pizza.
Lena Chen and Jennifer Ngan face up to a year in prison and will be arraigned next month. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles city attorney's office says the two students hacked the computer because they felt "the professor was unfair".

The women apparently gained access to the computer by answering a security question and then changing the password. The pair then raised the grades of almost 300 students and gave themselves an A.
More info at TG Daily.


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