20 Arrested For Attempting To Hack UG Grading System
About twenty (20) people have been arrested and are in the grips of the BNI for attempting to hack into the MIS Web System of University of Ghana (UG) to change grades for students.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu revealed this at a handing over ceremony of National Union of Presbyterian Students (NUPS-G), UG branch on Sunday, 9th April, 2017.
He warned that, students who solicit for help or engage the services of people to illegally break into the university system will face the ire of the university management.
“We are aware students [are] soliciting for help, linking up to people around, trying to break through our system to change grades and to do all sort of funny things”.
“The system has been tightened, and trials are working perfectly well. If you are caught or somebody is caught and it’s linked to your name, you will leave the university”, he cautioned.
Prof. Oduro Owusu advised students to disregard imposters who approach them to change their grades at a fee.
As part of measures to secure the system, the University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS) recently added new security features to the interface where students access their grades to prevent unauthorized persons from logging onto users webpage.
Meanwhile, a reliable source close to the Vice Chancellor to GhCampus.com that, the people involved are not students of the University.
On other issues relating to students finances, the Vice Chancellor reechoed his call for regular audit of all financial activities of all student leaders to avert the situation where leaders amass wealth for themselves. This exercise, he said, if done will ensure accountability, honesty and transparency at the student level.
Further, Prof. Oduro Owusu called on immediate past student leaders who have admitted embezzling funds during their tenures of office to refund the monies as soon as possible or risk being denied the award of certificates upon completion.