Alaskan Children Use Phishing To Take Control Of School Computer Network

alaskan schoolchildren use phishingBeware the children. Via the BBC:

A group of pupils at a middle school in Alaska took control of their school computers after phishing for administrator privileges.

They asked teachers at Schoenbar Middle School, for 12 to 13-year-olds, to enter admin names and passwords to accept a false software update, according to reports. The pupils used those details to access and control classmates’ PCs. Classmates then complained that their computers were not responding normally.

At least 18 pupils were involved in the phishing, which gave them control over 300 computers allocated for student use at the school in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan. Those computers have now been seized.

Casey Robinson, the principal, told community radio station Ketchikan FM: “I don’t think there was any personal information compromised. Now that we have all the machines back in our control, nothing new can happen.”

7 Comments on "Alaskan Children Use Phishing To Take Control Of School Computer Network"

  1. Anarchy Pony | May 31, 2013 at 10:47 am |

    The children are the future, let’s hope they can wrestle it away from the plutocracy.

  2. ⚔Christophuh⚔ | May 31, 2013 at 11:08 am |

    Haha…gotta love kids’ ingenuity.

  3. That’s cool

  4. Simon Valentine | May 31, 2013 at 12:55 pm |

    lol
    oh the old
    “omg private [sic] is showing”
    “better Waste time covering Waste up since we can’t not stop”

    personal information
    ha ha
    ha

    wouldn’t want anyone to figure out how stupid people were

  5. Lol. F’tards that think these children are our saviours.

    *dropkicks

  6. BuzzCoastin | May 31, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    I wonder how those creative kids will be punished for being cleaver
    detention? more homework?
    oh wait, it’s the land of the free
    probably some jail time involved
    that’s DaMerkin way

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