A Florida eighth-grader is facing felony charges after accessing his middle school’s computer network and changing a teacher’s background.
Hacker extraordinaire Domanik Green, 14, has been charged with offense against a computer system and unauthorized access after he “logged onto the school’s network on March 31 using an administrative-level password without permission. He then changed the background image on a teacher’s computer to one showing two men kissing,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The sophisticated hack that allowed Green access to the impregnable system involved looking over a teacher’s shoulder and watching her type the password. It turned out to be the last name of a teacher at the school. Edward Snowden weeps.
One of the main points of contention for authorities is that one of the computers Green ‘hacked’ contained FCAT questions on it. Green didn’t access or alter these files, however.
“Even though some might say this is just a teenage prank, who knows what this teenager might have done,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.
And he’s right. He most certainly could’ve hacked the mainframe and accessed the terminal. There he could’ve swapped out the launch codes for Microsoft Paint pictures of penises.
It’s a good thing Green was caught when he was, as he appears to be a serial offender. According to the Times, he was once part of a criminal enterprise that involved logging into school computers and snapping selfies with the webcams.
“You have somebody that clearly doesn’t learn their lesson. You have somebody who had the ability and if they had the intent could mess around with the FCAT system,” Sheriff Nocco told WTSP.
If Green beats this rap, word on the street is Anonymous is looking to recruit.
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