University Engineering Student Hacks Into School Computer To Raise His Grades

A Software Engineering Student in a Chinese University is currently in trouble after he was found to have hacked into his school’s computer system to give himself pass grades.

The incident happened in Dongguari University of Technology, South West China. Officials at the school said the student identified as Zhou is a software engineering senior, adding that he had given himself passing grades on five separate exams that were required to graduate.

Strong suspicions piqued after school employees noticed an unauthorized login and simultaneous changes to marks that had not gone through the teacher approval process.
Investigations began with series of interviews and comparison of records, and all signs pointed to Zhou.

He had initially denied the allegations but later admitted to the forgery after much pressure.

Zhou said he had generated a teacher’s login and password to access the system.

Yangcheng Evening News  reports that the school has not pressed charges. However, Zhou will not only have to retake the courses, the senior will be on strict academic probation for the next year.


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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. what a criminal act.

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