Student Arrested for Hacking District and Changing Grades

A Concord student is facing 14 felony counts for hacking into the school’s computers and changing grades.

David Rotaro, the 16-year-old student from Ygnacio Valley High School sent a phishing email to teachers that when clicked on led the recipient to a website that looked almost identical to Mount Diablo Unified’s. Once there the unsuspecting teacher would enter their login information for Rotaro to receive.

He then used the login information to either increase or lower grades of students. He says he lowered grades for students he didn’t like.

Authorities raided his home last week where they found a hidden thumb drive linked to the hack.

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