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Real-world web abuse by ProQuest


Hackers are not always motivated by money. For example, recently a former California high school senior pleaded guilty to breaking into his school's computer network to alter his grades. He used hacking skills to ultimately enhance his appeal to colleges. It is difficult to measure the damage of this student's actions. In the underground gray market economy, these skills can be used to improve or lower students' grades for barter or money, or simply for bragging rights.

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