Catherine Venusto of Pennsylvania has been charged with hacking into the computer system of the Northwestern Lehigh School District and changing the grades of her two children.
Venusto formerly worked as an administrative office secretary from 2008 through April, 2011 and was familiar with the system.
Before quitting, she was accused of changing one of her daughter’s failing grades to a “medical exception.” In 2012, the woman was accused of changing her son’s grade of 98 to 99.
Venusto has now been charged with 6 felonies, three counts of unlawful use of a computer and three counts of computer trespassing and altering data.
Although there is little chance it will get that far, Venusto is facing 42 years in prison and a $90,000 fine.
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Former Intel engineer Biswamohan Pani has pleaded guilty to stealing over $1 billion worth of internal information from the company in an effort to advance his own career.
Pani has plead guilty to five federal fraud counts for “stealing valuable computer chip manufacturing and design documents from his former employer” before moving to a competitor.
In May, 2008, Pani gave his two week’s notice at Intel, and started working at AMD while retaining access to Intel’s data system at the same time.
Reads the DOJ statement: “Unbeknownst to Intel, Pani had started downloading from Intel computers numerous secret documents about Intel’s manufacturing and design of computer chips.” Intel valued the documents stolen at almost $1 billion combined.
Pani was arrested and charged in August 2008.
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Although the Nook Tablet has been rootable out of the box, the process was notoriously user unfriendly.
This week, the devs over at XDA have found a much easier way to root the tablet, (which still has a locked bootloader) using a microSD card. Writing some files to the microSD and booting will bring you to ClockworkMod recovery, effectively opening up the device.
AC has the instructions: “All you have to do to get the custom recovery files to boot is copy the files provided to a card, insert it into the tablet and reboot. (You don’t even have to format the card, unlike some Nook Color methods.) Once inside ClockworkMod Recovery, you can flash custom software or use another hack to get ADB file pushing from your computer. Flash the root ZIP file and you’re done.”
For now the root method works on Nook Tablets with firmware 1.4.1 or older.
Get the files and more detailed instructions here (via XDA user “Indirect”): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=21895025&postcount=14