Youth charged in connection with server hack
The Calgary Police Service has arrested and charged a youth in connection with hacking school board servers between November 2014 and March 2015.
The 15-year-old boy, who is from Calgary, is alleged to have hacked into the Calgary Board of Education servers using phishing e-mails and credentials. Once into the server, he accessed corporate and personal information.
The youth contacted local media outlets to notify them of the attack. Police were called, and initiated a complex investigation that resulted in a search warrant being executed at an address in Calgary and a youth being arrested.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has now been charged with the following:
- Personation contrary to section 403(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.
- Unlawfully altering data contrary to section 430(1.1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
- Unlawfully obtaining a computer service, contrary to section 342.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
- Unlawfully used a computer system with intent to commit the offence contrary to section 430(1.1) of the Criminal Code by willfully destroying data contrary to s. 342.1(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.
- Use a computer password that would enable him to commit the offence contrary to section 342.1(1)(c) of the Criminal Code of fraudulently and without colour of right obtaining directly or indirectly the computer network contrary to s 342.1(1)(d)
The youth has been released on bail with conditions and his next court appearance is scheduled for July 23, 2015.
No further details will be released in relation to how the suspect gained access to the server.
The Calgary Board of Education took steps at the time of the incident to notify parents of the students who were impacted.
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