High School Student Blamed for Uploading Virus onto Institution’s PC

Police arrested a student, aged 16, from Bethlehem High School, the past week, following suspicion that he installed one PC-virus onto the school's computer. Timesunion.com reported this on February 10, 2012.

But while in custody, cops didn't disclose the teenage pupil's name awaiting probable youthful offender condition, however, stated that the IT department of the school, on February 2, 2012, perceived a virus getting loaded onto the PC-network following which it informed the School Resource Official.

Subsequently, on 3rd February, 2012, a statement from Bethlehem Central School District regarding the incident indicated that it came to the notice of the school quarter that one pupil illegitimately accessed a server of the school on February 2, 2012; however, proper officials were duly notified. The instructions continued uninterrupted. Meanwhile, the district's principles prohibited discussions of punishable matters in connection with its students, wrote Bill DeVoe, Spokesman of the School District. Timesunion.com published this.

In any case, the teenager's prank didn't cause any disruption to the other computer systems of the district. A fourth-degree PC-meddling regarded an offence was charged against the boy. Nevertheless, he was set free and handed over to his parent with the order to appear in Bethlehem Town Court on February 22, 2012.

Security Companies remark that nowadays cyber-criminals' favorite targets are schools and colleges. Lately during one phishing assault, fraudsters stole information from victims' PCs after conning the users into visiting websites that faked University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

Chief Information Officer Mark Askren of Information Service stated that scammers would utilize campus logos as well as spoof campus functions towards getting e-mail recipients to believe their messages. According to Rick Haugerud, security officer of UNL, if an e-mail depicts an authentic logo it doesn't necessarily imply that its sender is genuine. Daily Nebraskan published this on February 17, 2012.

In another incident, an effective hack forced electrical engineering chief Michael Rasmussen to reset the password he used for Facebook. His parents, at one time, received a spam mail claiming to be from their bank. Believing the message, when they clicked one given web-link, the act resulted them a loss of $1,000.

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