15 Year Old Arrested After Allegedly Hacking into School Server
The district's server (containing vulnerable information such as Social Security numbers and home addresses) was left relatively unprotected for a period of several weeks. Any student, faculty member, or employee with a district password could gain access to the server and the files.
After gaining access to the information, the student used someone else's username and password to send an e-mail to the principle warning of the security hole. Details of the e-mail are not known, but a state trooper has claimed the student was "looking to profit from his criminal act." [From: The Register]