California teen faces 14 felony counts in phishing attack against school district

There is no doubt that taking exams can be stressful, especially if you need a good grade whether it be to get into the school of your choice, or to prevent yourself from being kicked out, and so on. However what lengths would you go to get a good grade? In the case of a 16-year old high school student from Concord, California, phishing was the answer.In a report from KTVU (via Gizmodo), the teen was arrested with the help of US Secret Service after he had launched a phishing campaign on his teachers to try and figure out their passwords. The emails sent to the teachers provided a link to a website that had been designed to mirror the school’s portal, and at least one teacher entered their credentials after falling for it.Using that stolen information, the student went on to change his grades along with other students. In some cases he raised the grades of some, while lowering the grades of others. Law enforcement eventually caught wind of the scheme and managed to obtain the IP addresses associated with the

“Like stealing candy from a baby,” arrested teen says of his phishing efforts

Police say that "10-15" students grades were changed, but not the suspect's own.

Mon 14 May 18 from Arstechnica

California teen phished his teachers to change grades

Phishing attacks have been a key part of some of the most high-profile hacks in recent years, but they're also used in smaller, less diabolical schemes as well. KTVU reports that ...

Mon 14 May 18 from Engadget

High School Student Phishes Teachers To Change Grades

There is no doubt that taking exams can be stressful, especially if you need a good grade whether it be to get into the school of your choice, or to prevent yourself from being kicked out, ...

Sun 13 May 18 from Ubergizmo

Student arrested for using phishing scam to change grades

In total, before he was caught, the teen changed the grades of between 10 and 15 students, including himself. A teenager in California has been arrested after he resorted to a phishing campaign ...

Mon 14 May 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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