HS students arrested for hacking into school computer system

Daily News Article - October 22, 2015


1. What did three NY teens do that led to their arrest?

2. How were these students caught?

3. What charges do the three face?

4. How much jail time could they get if convicted?

5. a) How did Daniel react when detectives executed a search warrant at his home?
b) What do you think of his actions? Explain your answer.

6. Why do you think the teens have been charged with such serious charges that carry the possibility of real jail time?

7. Do you think charging the three to the fullest extent of the law and publicizing their arrest and the potential consequences they face if convicted will deter other teens who might attempt something similar? Explain your answer.

8. In its report on the story, CBS News wrote:

Investigators traced it to the house of Daniel Soares, who they call the "mastermind" behind the brazen cyber attack. He and his accomplices, Alex Mosquera and Erick Vaysman, were arraigned in a Long Island courtroom Tuesday.

What do you think of the terms “mastermind” “brazen” “cyber attack” and “accomplices”? An apt description or exaggerated spin?