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Police Say U of Nevada Student Hacked School’s Network and Changed Grades for Money


19-year-old University of Nevada student Tyler Coyner has been accused by police of leading a group of thirteen students who have been charged hacking into Pahrump Valley High School’s network and changing the grades of Pahrump students for a fee. The activity supposedly took place over the course of two semesters.

Coyner was a student at Pahrump Valley High School, and according to a profile written on him by the Pahrump Valley Times, he graduated as salutatorian with a 4.54 grade point average, which, according to Nye County Sheriff’s Office, was also changed via nefarious digital means. When police raided Coyner’s dorm, they claim to have found a flat-screen television that was supposedly stolen from a local Wal-Mart, along with equipment for making fake IDs.

Coyner, along with the rest of the accused team and involved students, were charged with conspiracy, theft and computer intrusion.

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