Alaska Middle School Students Take Over Classroom Computers

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A group of pupils at a middle school in Alaska took control of their classroom computers after phishing for administrator privileges.

They asked teachers at Schoenbar Middle School, for 12 to 13-year-olds, to enter admin names and passwords to accept a false software update, according to reports.

The pupils used those details to access and control classmates’ PCs.

Classmates then complained that their computers were not responding normally.

Those computers have now been seized.

“I don’t believe any hardware issues were compromised,” Casey Robinson, the principal, told community radio station Ketchikan FM.

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