Aurora hackers show their stuff

With the CIA, NSA and Homeland Security looking over their shoulders, computer hacking teens from an Aurora high school placed 12th among 120 teams in a national competition.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy competed last week in the Seventh Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week event at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn.

The three-member team, all from the academy's Advanced Computing Association club, competed against some the country's best student hackers along with some of the nation's youngest, top-flight cyber security researchers.

In the hacker competition, organized by NYU-Poly cyber security students, students vied for scholarships and prizes by solving simulated security crises.

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