24 Feb 2004

PNG student computer hacker to face disciplinary action

4:15 pm on 24 February 2004

A Papua New Guinea student who hacked his way into the University of PNG computer in order to improve his grades is to face disciplinary charges.

The National newspaper reports that an unidentified student managed to enter the computer and give himself "B" grades after failing all his courses.

But, the enterprise was discovered, the student's grades adjusted back to "fail" and he was referred to the university's disciplinary committee.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Eastcott, says their computer experts are still trying to work out how the student gained access to the network.

The hacker's work came to light during the vice-Chancellor's address to a thousand new students at the university's Waigani campus.