Record tampering at uni prompts security warning

    Date07 Aug 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2819
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A finding that 11 students at the University of Technology, Sydney, had paid to have fail marks deleted from the record had shown that all NSW universities were vulnerable to mark tampering, the corruption watchdog said yesterday. After a year-long . . . A finding that 11 students at the University of Technology, Sydney, had paid to have fail marks deleted from the record had shown that all NSW universities were vulnerable to mark tampering, the corruption watchdog said yesterday. After a year-long investigation, the Independent Commission Against Corruption found that students' academic records at UTS were altered by a staff member in exchange for money and gifts.

    Toto Sujanto, a student liaison officer, accessed the UTS computer between November 2000 and June 2001 and improperly replaced "failed" with "cancelled", which, if left undetected, would have seen the deletion of "fails" from their academic record and cost UTS thousands of dollars in fees to re-sit courses.

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