The Hinsdale Hack

A couple of high school kids hack into their school’s computer system, nab a bunch of social security numbers and other student and staff data, and now they are under investigation and facing possible charges. They didn’t do anything with the data – it just sat on one of their home computer’s for (according to authorities) months.

I am going to throw a bullcrap flag on this story, and see how folks react. One, I bet this exploit was more recent than the “months” authorities contend. Two, I wouldn’t be surprised if this kids actually told someone about the hack, and nobody did anything. Three, this must be a heck of an embarrassment for the school district, and I am laughing (as school administrators as a whole are pretty worthless).

The first comment of this Slashdot post says it best.

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