A 14-year-old American student was recently charged with cybercrime for hacking the school’s computer network and putting up a photo of gay men kissing on the wallpaper image of the teacher’s official computer.
Teenage hacker Domanik Green, the eighth grader of Paul R. Smith Middle School in Florida’s Holiday town, has been suspended for 10 days from school. He was also charged with hacking and unauthorized access into the school’s property.
Other reports said that one of the computers that were accessed by Green had encrypted questions for the 2014 standardized test for the state of Florida public schools. However, officials said that the teenager did not look into or even tamper with the files.
Meanwhile, the teen has submitted before officials that his actions were nothing more than a prank.
“I wasn’t really thinking, I was just kind of really annoyed at the teacher that day,” the teenage hacker told ABC Action News. “I took a picture off of Google and put it on his laptop and blew it up. That way, when he got on the laptop, there’d be a picture of something gross.”
His mother, Eileen Foster, also acknowledged that her son had done something wrong. But she felt the arrest was “unnecessary”.
However, authorities refused to budge. “Even though some might say this is just a teenage prank, who knows what this teenager might have done,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.
Watch this short video from Fox News about the teenage hacker: