High school hackers make the grade

Friday, 7 June 2002, 12:38 PM EST

Two high school hackers have been caught running a racket where they charged $5 to change fellow pupils' exam grades.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that the scam was rumbled when a teacher noticed that a zero she had given a student had changed to 100 per cent.

A quick check of other grades indicated that there had been similar tampering.

Two pupils have been suspended for 10 days following the incident at Western High School in Davie, Florida, but no criminal charges have been filed.

The attack has called into question the Broward County schools policy of keeping grades in a centralised computer database called the electronic grade book.

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