(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick



Student In Court For Changing Grades

from the social-engineering dept

A student at the University of Delaware is being charged with breaking into the University's computer system in order to change her grades. Of course, this appears to be more of a case of social engineering, than straight out hacking - as she simply called up someone in human resources and pretended to be a faculty member who had misplaced her password. She then logged on to the system and changed a bunch of Fs into As, and one incomplete into a passing grade.

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    Oliver Wendell Jones, Jul 17th, 2002 @ 9:39am

    Uh-oh

    Didn't anyone tell her that she could now face LIFE IMPRISONMENT for being an evil terrorist/hacker/cracker?

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