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Law student caught trying to hack and change his marks for the better

Law student caught and charged over hacking into restricted University systems to alter his grades
By: Chris Smith | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Nov 27, 2015 3:33 pm

Utilizing a staff ID card to gain unauthorized access to a staff-only area of the University of Queensland (UQ), a student recently completed a hack into the private University grading system in an attempt to alter his marks before graduation.




As a result, this man is now scheduled to appear in court on December 3rd and faces 14 total charges, with these charges being partly made up of six based around use of a restricted computer and four for fraud. The 24-year-old man is in what the University called a "very serious matter," refusing to further comment on the allegations.


A statement by UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joanne Wright, reminded students that they "should be aware that academic misconduct can lead to expulsion and criminal charges," further stating "I won't detail how we monitor for and detect cheats, but we have a range of measures to expose hacking and other breaches of information technology systems, plagiarism, and other misconduct."


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