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5:46 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Purdue students accused of grade tampering

Roy C. Sun and Sujay Sharma
Roy C. Sun and Sujay Sharma

Three current or former Purdue students are accused of changing their grades after hacking into professors’ computers.

Investigators say the scheme involved stealing keyboards, installing keylogger devices and using the acquired passwords to gain access to class records.

Purdue Police Chief John Cox says the investigation has resulted in arrests and formal charges because his department works well with the university’s internal audit group and ITaP security unit.

He says the alleged crimes took place from early 2010 to late last year.

Sujay Sharma and  Mitsutoshi Shirasaki of West Lafayette and Roy C. Sun of Andover, Massachusetts face charges of computer tampering, burglary and theft – all of which are felonies.

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