Lubbock ISD Internet hacked, student suspected

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Associated Press

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 4:02 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas school district has spent more than $41,000 on Internet security after a student allegedly hacked into the system.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (http://bit.ly/HOCS2k ) reported Thursday that the incident involves the Lubbock Independent School District. A teen allegedly paid to have Internet usage blocked for several days in late September.

School district officials say the student, whose name hasn't been released, will be charged with breach of computer security.

A Lubbock police official on Thursday did not immediately update the investigation or provide information on possible arrests.

LISD official Terry Driscoll says certain websites offer an attack-for-hire service for as little as $15. Officials believe the student bought the service using a PayPal account and his cellphone. The student believed responsible was located on Sept. 25.

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Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, http://www.lubbockonline.com

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