Hacker tried changing students’ grades at Fairfax Co. high school

(FILE PHOTO: fairfaxcounty.gov)

FAIRFAX CO. – Police say they are investigating a security breach at Oakton High School after a hacker attempted to change students’ grades.

School officials contacted Fairfax County Police regarding a series of emails containing software that led to the altering of students’ grades and account passwords, police say.

These emails were disguised as updates to school activities and events. When teachers clicked on the email, a software was downloaded that tracked the computer’s information.

Police say no arrests have been made yet, but they are continuing to investigate.