Two Secaucus, N.J., high school freshmen have been accused of allegedly knocking their school’s WiFi system offline possibly using a malware as a service deal to create the situation.
The two 14-year-old boys were arrested last week and charged with computer criminal activity and conspiracy to commit computer criminal activity, according to CBS New York. School officials confirmed to CBS the WiFi system was down and although the details on how this was accomplished are not known, police said the students may have hired an outside “company” to perform the attack.
A variety of such services are available on dark web marketplaces.
The students allegedly disabled the system so they would not have to take a test.