URegina investigates potential hack to alter grades in faculty of engineering

October 10, 2017

The University of Regina says that it is investigating the possibility that one or more students hacked into its computers in order to alter grades. Officials at the school are “investigating irregularities in the grades of four classes in the Faculty of Engineering,” said Kim McKechney, associate VP of external relations, in an email to CBC. McKechney added that the alteration of the grades appears to have happened sometime during this past summer, and that the university took immediate action when it discovered the irregularity in late August. The investigation is proceeding on the possibility this breach was done by a student or students, which McKechney added was in keeping with the university’s code of conduct governing student behaviour. CBC