Mom Hacks School Computer to Change Her Kids' Grades
Mother Changes Kids' Grades in School Computer System
It's the stuff of movies -- a kid hacks into the school computer system to change his or her grades.
It happened in real life though ... and it wasn't a kid who did the hacking, it was a mom.
Sounds like a major parenting fail.
Pennsylvania mom Catherine Venusto had the password information for the school district's computer system from her time working there as a secretary.
Venusto logged into the Northwestern Lehigh School District computer system more than 100 times, giving her son and daughter a little bump in GPA and accessing email and personnel files.
"She changed a failing grade for her daughter to a medical exception in 2010 and bumped up a grade of 98 to a 99 for her son in February," MSNBC reports.
According to court records, Venusto explained to police that she did out of "curiosity" and "boredom," The Morning Call reported.
The police investigation started in February and the computer system was shut down when they realized the scope of the problem.
Venusto has been charged with three counts of unlawful use of a computer and three counts of computer trespass, MSNBC reports.
Sounds like the school district could use some better security.