Jersey City teens accused of stealing passwords to change grades

Dickinson High School in Jersey City.
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By 1010 WINS

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- School officials in Jersey City say four students at Dickinson High School have been charged with trying to change recorded grades.

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They allegedly used keystroke logging software to break into the school's computer system. The software tracks which keys are struck on a keyboard and can be used to steal passwords.

According to published reports, the teens were between ages 15 and 17, and used the software to break into their teachers' accounts.

The president of the board of education said the grades of as many as ten students were altered.