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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 2 stabbed to death, 1 injured on Portland train by man hurling racial slurs

    2 stabbed to death, 1 injured on Portland train by man hurling racial slurs

    Saturday, May 27 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-05-27 15:29:58 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train.  Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and turned his focus on the women.

    >>

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train.  Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and turned his focus on the women.

    >>
  • Post Falls Officer pulls over little girl in power wheels Jeep

    Post Falls Officer pulls over little girl in power wheels Jeep

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:03:49 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Hometown Heroes. Every week, we highlight someone who works in public safety for all the good work they do. Tonight is a bit of a change from the typical Hometown Hero. It's the story of a little girl who suddenly became public enemy number one. Pat Eismann was patrolling the area in Post Falls when he noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. "I saw a little girl driving a power wheels jeep down the street," Officer Eismann said....

    >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Hometown Heroes. Every week, we highlight someone who works in public safety for all the good work they do. Tonight is a bit of a change from the typical Hometown Hero. It's the story of a little girl who suddenly became public enemy number one. Pat Eismann was patrolling the area in Post Falls when he noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. "I saw a little girl driving a power wheels jeep down the street," Officer Eismann said....

    >>
  • $10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

    $10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-05-27 05:02:32 GMT
    (Mike Palm, The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department via AP)(Mike Palm, The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department via AP)

    LINCOLN, Neb,. (AP) - A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.      The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won't cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn't obvious that the concrete wasn't dry and that Yasiah 

    >>

    LINCOLN, Neb,. (AP) - A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.      The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won't cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn't obvious that the concrete wasn't dry and that Yasiah 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/