Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two Students Accused of Hacking into Pflugerville ISD Computers

Via KeyeTV (Local) -

Two students admit they hacked into Pflugerville ISD school computers and got access to sensitive information, according to an arrest affidavit.

Police says Joshua Cook and Kelton Gilmore, both 18, got a hold of security passwords, alarm codes, personal staff information as well as tests.

On Dec. 4, Nelson Coulter, principal of Hendrickson High school, notified Pflugerville police school district employees discovered a computer breach and traced it back to the students.

Cook and Gilmore told school leaders they created the “ghost account” but didn’t say if they used the information, the affidavit said.

They are charged with breaching computer security, a state jail felony.


Pflugerville is 14 miles northeast of downtown Austin (it borders the northeast corner of Austin).

On the morning of September 11, 2007, a teenager in Pflugerville was arrested in connection to bomb threat made against Pflugerville High School that were posted on a website.

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