Hackers claim they can edit students' scores (2)

13:23, July 14, 2010      

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A postgraduate student from the University of International Business and Economics, surnamed Li, said such services were very tempting to college students. He said he was disappointed with his score in Spanish last semester because it dragged down his average.

"Companies pay much attention to the scores applicants had in college when recruiting," he said. "Especially the State-owned ones."

Although he was tempted by the thought of having a better grade, he said he would not go to a hacker because he was concerned about the high price and possible consequences if the school found out.

Yu Xinwei, an expert in network security, said editing scores is technically possible.

"It depends on what means the hacker uses," he said. "The system records all regular operating, but if the hacker invades it by other means, such as by using its bugs without the system noticing, it could be possible not to leave any evidence of the change."

A staff member surnamed Wu with the Haidian Public Security Bureau said his office has not received any complaints about such illegal activity.

Source: China Daily

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