Student arrested in grade-changing scheme

Hacker bustedLANCASTER – Eighteen-year-old Eastside High School student Gil Huliganga was arrested this week for allegedly hacking into the school’s computers to change his failing grades, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:

After a lengthy investigation, Lancaster deputies with the School Safety Unit arrested an Eastside High School student for altering his failing grades through the school’s computer network.

Suspect Gil Huliganga is accused of “hacking” into the school’s computer system to change his “F” grades to “A” grades.

It is a felony to alter information by means of unauthorized access through a closed computer network.

Suspect Huliganga was arrested for altering computer data and booked at Lancaster Station Jail. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

The alleged crime took place in December 2013, officials said. Huliganga was arrested around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, and released later that evening after posting bond, according to LASD inmate records. As of Thursday afternoon, charges had not yet been filed against Huliganga, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

  12 comments for “Student arrested in grade-changing scheme

  1. highschooldaze
    February 10, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Kinda reminds me of Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!!
    That was way funny!!!
    Changing a “F” to an “A”…come on, should have changed it to a “C-“, that might have worked.
    “Gil”?? if that’s his real name. not funny, he’s just plain stupid.
    If he is 18, this is something he will not be able to “delete” off his record.
    All kidding aside, not a smart move.

  2. Joy Joy
    February 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Great career ahead of him as a fraud and scam artist. Just like so many other young people in the AV. Cheating is cheating, no matter how or why he did it or how many times. What’s next? Stealing identities and having their momma run interference for them? Doomed…they’re all doomed, I tell ya!

  3. Gil
    February 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Really disappointed at the inaccuracy of the information this article developed, I only had one failing grade, apart from my other AP classes, normal classes and electives. whoever was the source of this information clearly didn’t examine the details well enough to care about my reputation as a student.

    • MBA, CPA and Parent
      February 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Young man, what you did was wrong. I’m a little perplexed on your reference to your reputation as a student comment, did you think about that before you choose to violate school policies and CHEAT. I hope you learn that you must be held accountable for your actions not others. As I remind this generation – your stupid decisions can cost you a future of unnecessary headaches. AP classes? Wow, what a waste no college except AVC will even give you a chance.

    • ...
      February 10, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Gil, if that is actually you, I would seriously recommend not posting anything further on this subject. Remember that anything that you post here can, and likely will, be used by a prosecutor against you in court. Consult with a competent defense attorney as soon as you can.

      That said, welcome to the real world, where you are guilty until proven innocent – then you’re STILL considered guilty by the many morons that post here. Think of this as a harsh lesson in reality. News media rarely, if ever, get the story right – even if they want to, which ain’t often (this one tends to try to get it right, but they still only have so much time/room to write too many details on any given story).

      Presuming that the basic tenets of the story are true, and you were proficient enough to have gained access to the school’s internal network, you still have hope of a decent life with these skills… IF you market them to the right people (The suggestion of the NSA by another blogger ain’t a bad one).

      Learn from this mistake, don’t repeat it. Good luck.

    • Lily
      February 10, 2014 at 7:24 am

      So Gil, are you saying that you only changed one failing grade instead of more failing grades?

    • sickofit
      February 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

      You really don’t get it, do you, Gil? It ends up you’re not all that smart in the long run, because honesty and integrity are just as important, and in yhour case, moreso, than grades. Now you’ve screwed yourself out of a lot more than college, Smart Guy.

  4. Truth
    February 8, 2014 at 6:24 am

    If he was an A student he would not have been caught.

  5. Hmmm...
    February 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Don’t tell me… He failed computer science class?

    Seriously, though; he was smart enough to be able to hack into the network for his school, but dumb enough to think that a change from ‘F’ to ‘A’ wouldn’t be noticed?

    I know: let’s give him community service fixing the Obamacare website! ;-)

  6. dumbandblind
    February 7, 2014 at 6:11 am

    The NSA would probably hire him.

    • Debbie
      February 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

      I agree dumbandblind. I wouldn’t worry about going back to school since he’s already 18 yrs. old and has those type of skills. ;)

      • Reader
        February 10, 2014 at 1:59 am

        That depends Debbie. If the teacher forgot to log out of his/her computer, that isn’t really hacking and wouldn’t require much skill.

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