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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say three Rio Rancho, New Mexico, teenage boys orchestrated a cyberattack on the Enfamil baby formula website, attracting the attention of the FBI and Secret Service.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Rio Rancho police have charge the boys with felony computer abuse and conspiracy.

Police say the boys, all juveniles, used a school computer at V. Sue Cleveland High School shortly before the beginning of summer break. The high school began investigating on May 20 after learning of the cyberattack from the Secret Service.

The school’s report says the three students sent vulgar messages on the Enfamil site during a robotics class. When Enfamil blocked them, they asked other hackers to bombard the site with messages.

The families of the boys either would not comment or could not be reached.

 

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