NEW DETAILS: WSU First Ever Hacking - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETAILS: WSU First Ever Hacking

PULLMAN, Wash. - It's the first known hacking of classroom computers in Washington State University history. It seems a  computer hacker with a vendetta against students and staff at WSU is spreading a message across campus, and now the internet. The hacker, is a masked person whose voice was distorted and whose  video plays like a scene from the movie "V for Vendetta".

The message is somewhat hard to hear and understand, but the hacker is seen clearly impersonating "V" an anarchist revolutionary character with a violent plan to bring down government. It's because of that fact that WSU administrators say they are taking the situation seriously.  Executive Director of External Communications Darin Watkins called the hacking, a short lived intrusion, that raised serious concerns.

"From the onset of the video, it looks like it could be something sophisticated," said Watkins. "Sometimes though, there is a break down in the system. This is all part of our investigation to determine how the hacker accessed the system and how it all worked."

The video went viral Friday to over 30 different classrooms taking over their monitors. It was seen by hundreds of students in two different buildings and has now spread to YouTube. The hacker, who identifies himself  as "V" calls out university administrators and calls to action, the WSU student body.

"Everyone knows the message of that movie V for Vendetta, it's a movie about revolution," said supporter Ashley Kilekas, a senior at WSU. "I think what he is doing is great, he wants a revolution on campus and he wants us to get away from reckless administrative spending. "

Not all students support V and his message though, in fact a majority of them considered it to be an annoyance that disrupted class.

"Most people thought it was just white noise," said Senior Peter Miller. "I just kind of saw it, thought it was funny, an that's about it."

The University is now working with police to find the hacker behind the mask and prevent this from ever happening again. Police don't believe the video to be a serious threat, but do plan to bring criminal charges against the person responsible. At this time police believe the breech in security went no further than the computers in those 30 classrooms. School administrators say they are confident no personal, financial, or confidential records were exposed during the take over.

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