Electronics Sniffing Dog Cracks Grade Hacking Case

You’ve heard of drug sniffing dogs, but did you know there are also electronics sniffing dogs? They are pretty amazing. They can find little tiny SD drives in walls, recycle bins, pretty much anywhere and they are very dedicated because they supposedly don’t get fed if they don’t pass their daily search tests!

The police of Concord was informed by the Mount Diablo school district about a possible hack. Research indicated that a teacher opened a link in a phishing mail and entered credentials on a phishing website. The attacker used these credentials to log in to the computer system of the school and he changed the grades of numerous students, including himself. Some grades were raised up, others were raised down. No personal data was stolen.

The police found an electronic trail that directed them to the suspects’ house. The house was searched with the help of Dug, one of the few electronic detection dogs in the United States, who found a key piece of evidence.

“Dug is trained to locate hidden electronic devices, and he located an SD card hidden in a tissue box that a normal person might not have checked,” the Concord Police department writes on Facebook.

The young boy that performed the hack was arrested on the 9th of May  with the assistance of the US Secret Service.

via MyCE.com


Ironic that a dog nose finds the evidence in a box of tissues, right? Good to know the super nose dogs are on the job!

PS. I doubt the image caption about Bear that says “only 3 other dogs like him in nation” is correct. I think a lot, even most dogs in the nation would like him. 🤓😜🤔🙄


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