Record tampering at uni prompts security warning

Wednesday, 7 August 2002, 9:11 AM EST

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.

The ICAC commissioner, Irene Moss, said yesterday that a survey of the computer systems of NSW's 10 public universities revealed that computerised student record systems could be hacked into with relative ease and that none was safe from mark tampering.

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