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Students Hack School System to Change Grades and Attendance

Students Hack School System to Change Grades and Attendance (Breaches and Incidents)

MGM Studios Like a modern day WarGames, students in Michigan have hacked into a school district's computer system and changed grades and attendance records. According to a statement made on Facebook and the district's web site, Jim Nielsen, the superintendent of Orchard View Schools, stated that they became aware of a data breach in their PowerSchool student information system last week. Post to school's Facebook page When the data breach was discovered, the school launched an investigation and discovered that unauthorized changes to student's grades and attendance records were made. BleepingComputer has contacted the school district for more information on how the students gained access to the system and if they only changed their own grades or if they were doing so for other students.  When we hear back, we will update this story. This is not the first time students have successfully been able to hack their school system to change grades. In 2018, students hacked into Bloomfield Hills High School systems to change grades, attendance records, and lunch balances.

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