A for effort. F for execution. If they were this smart why couldn’t they pass calculus? Smart enough to get themselves into trouble but dumb enough to mess up the details. Just because they do it in the movies, doesn’t mean that any dumbass can pull it off. Why bother changing the grades of other students? Did they pay money to have this done? Were the grades lowered? Just doesn’t make sense. If students would this much effort in actual education rather than working around education they might turn out to be pretty smart.
“According to the Orange County District Attorney and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the duo conducted most of their hacking and theft activities between January and May of this year. During that time, Khan broke into the school on numerous occasions at night and on weekends using a stolen master key. He then allegedly attempted to steal his teachers’ login credentials and passwords to change his C, D and F grades to As and Bs. Khan also allegedly planted spyware on his teachers computers to access the school network remotely.
In addition to changing his own grades, Khan is accused of altering the grades of 12 other students.
Meanwhile, Singh also was accused of conspiring with Khan in an unsuccessful attempt to break into the school to steal an exam.
The two young men exchanged a series of text messages on May 19, in which they allegedly plotted to break into a teacher’s classroom with the intention to commit “larceny and unlawful access of a computer network” and to “steal, remove and secrete a public record.” The transcript of the text messages are detailed in the Orange County Superior Court documents.” (link)