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[ISN] Secret Service probes prank e-mail
From: InfoSec News (isnc4i.org)
Date: Fri Jan 20 2006 - 00:15:26 CST
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A prestigious private school in
Washington brought in the Secret Service to solve a computer caper.
The Smoking Gun, also known as thesmokinggun.com, obtained a search
warrant affidavit and other documents involving the instance of
apparent computer hacking at the Georgetown Day School. The school's
students include the children of high government officials and
prominent members of the media.
The investigation began when school officials learned that someone had
used a teacher's school e-mail account to send messages to three male
students. One was reportedly obscene while the other two included
realistic details of poor classroom work by the recipients.
The Secret Service and Justice Department investigators found that the
account had been accessed through speakeasy.com and traced the its
origins to a computer owned by a developer's wife well-known on the
social scene. The agents raided the woman's home with a search warrant
and seized two computers, an iPod and an external hard drive.
No one has been arrested in connection with the e-mail.
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Georgetown landmark raided after e-mail hack at tony institution
JANUARY 19 -- Wow, you know your high school principal's strict when
he sics the U.S. Secret Service on your teenage, prank-playing ass.
That's what just happened at Georgetown Day School, a prestigious
Washington, D.C. private school whose student body has included the
offspring of politicians, White House officials, media heavyweights,
and a Supreme Court justice.
According to a January 6 search warrant application filed in U.S.
District Court, a copy of which you can find below, principal Kevin
Barr called in the feds after a teacher's e-mail account was
"compromised and used to send e-mails to three students."
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