by Doug Olenick, Online Editor
May 11, 2018
USB drive sniffing K-9 helps capture student hacker
A San Francisco Bay-area student accused of hacking his school's computer system to change grades was captured with the aid of a K-9 unit when its dog was able to sniff out a thumb drive holding incriminating evidence.
Doug the Dog, of the Concord Police Department, helped police nab the 16-year-old Ygnacio Valley High School student, whose name is being withheld due to his age, who used a phishing email designed to mimic the Mount Diablo School District website that asked for the recipient's district login credentials.
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