The Washington Post
Boy, 9, accused of hacking into Fairfax schools' computer system
By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, April 15, 2010; B06
Are you smarter than a third-grader? Because the online education system used by the Fairfax County public schools apparently is not.
Police say a 9-year-old McLean boy hacked into the Blackboard Learning System used by the county school system to change teachers' and staff members' passwords, change or delete course content, and change course enrollment. One of the victims was Fairfax Superintendent Jack D. Dale, according to an affidavit filed by a Fairfax detective in Fairfax Circuit Court this week.
But police and school officials decided no harm, no foul. The boy did not intend to do any serious damage, and didn't, so the police withdrew and are allowing the school district to handle the half-grown hacker.
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