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PHS students arrested after hacking computer to change grades

A key logger device, like this example, can record (log) the keys struck on a keyboard. The device is often used with covert or malicious intent because the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.

A key logger device, like this example, can record (log) the keys struck on a keyboard. The device is often used with covert or malicious intent because the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.

Three Prescott High School students have been charged in relation to an alleged grade-changing scheme.

Prescott Police say that the three boys involved had purchased a "key logger" device that allowed them to access teachers' records, including grade sheets. They allegedly carried out their hacking, beginning in January, from the school library computer.

A teacher noticed that one of the suspect's grade was inconsistent with his efforts in class. The school's IT department confirmed that the grade had been changed.

In interviews, all three suspects allegedly admitted their involvement in the scheme. The three were booked into the juvenile detention center on felony charges of tampering with public records and computer tampering.

Police and school officials believe no other students were involved.

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