May have been behind French university entrance exam theft
An 18-year-old man was arrested in Rotterdam, suspected of hacking thousands of computers, is also being investigated by authorities for the theft and distribution of an exam administered to all students in France trying to graduate from secondary school.
The exam was posted online in May. Upon discovery, 17,000 French students were forced to wait an extra day to take the test.
Prosecutors suspect the man published the test using another person's computer. The Dutch man is also the suspect in an online child pornography investigation, and for the unauthorized downloading and destroying files on computers he did now own.
He is a student at Ibn Ghaldoun, an Islamic school in Rotterdam which has been repeatedly embroiled in controversy this year. The thefts of three Dutch secondary school graduation exams, and up to 11 others, were also connected to the school. The school says they will remain open, even after the recent firing of its entire teaching staff.
The man's name has not been released. His first court appearance is scheduled for January 16th.