If you trouble me I would trouble you in return-simple principle on which a Chinese boy barely aged 8 took revenge from the government.
Being some sort of nerd who remained steeped in computer for most of the waking hours he had falling grades and not so happy parents back home.
In his bid to highlight his frustration, the Chinese teenager hacked a government education website.The hacker left messages on the webpage, complaining that his school gave students homework that was "suffocating" during the winter vacation.
A government education website in south China's Guangdong Province was hacked and police say the hacker is a teenage student who complained about homework.
"Haven't you advocated less homework to alleviate the burdens on students, leaders? Do you really mean it, or does the school intend to torture us?" one message read.
Officials temporarily shut down the education website of the Chancheng district in Foshan City in order to thwart the repeated hacking.Experts have identified the hacker as an eight-grade boy from a middle school in the district, according to Liang Xuying, deputy head of the district's education bureau that operates the website.
Liang said the student, 13, is a computer nerd who spent too much time on the computer and too little on his homework during the holiday, and then vented by hacking the website, state-run Xinhua reported.Liang said the student's accusation is baseless, as the quantity of homework was in accordance with requirements. The student himself is responsible for failing to complete his homework, Liang said.
Yet complaints over excessive homework are not unusual from both students and parents.The 13-year-old hacker's complaints and ingenuity have sparked sympathy and solidarity on the Internet.
"Young students nowadays face intense pressure from both their parents and the schools, and although hacking should not be rewarded, his complaints should be heeded," said a mircoblogger with the screen name "Kaspersky Lab".
Other comments expressed the sentiment that students should be able to enjoy their holiday and not be stressed with school work.A search on Sina Weibo, China's popular Twitter-like microblog service, indicated that more than 290,000 postings are related to excessive homework.
Liang suggested education authorities learn from the case and set up a platform where students can better communicate with their teachers and school administrators."If such a platform or channel exists, there won't be students who express their opinions through such illegal ways," Liang said.
The student hacker will not face any legal penalties, but the school will take appropriate disciplinary action, Liang said.