High Tech Cheating at UIowa

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Apparently a University of Iowa wrestler learned just enough code to pin down his own answers and grades. “A former University of Iowa wrestler has been arrested on federal computer-hacking charges in a high-tech cheating scheme in which he allegedly obtained advanced copies of tests and changed grades for himself and classmates,” Ryan J. Foley reported in an AP story that appeared in the Iowa City Press Citizen. “Trevor Graves, 22, carried out the scheme by secretly installing devices known as keyloggers in computers in university classrooms and labs that allowed him to record what his professors typed, including their credentials to log into university grading and email systems, according to the FBI.”

“The Colorado native allegedly used that information to access the professors’ accounts so he could intercept exams and test questions in advance and to repeatedly change grades on tests, quizzes and homework assignments, court documents allege.” Maybe Trevor can get a job at the DNC.