People's Daily Online
July 14, 2010
Hackers are claiming online they can break into computer systems
belonging to universities and certification institutes and change the
scores of students.
An online search in Chinese of "hackers editing scores" results in
dozens of pages of hits. The hackers say they can change students'
scores for a price - and charge between a few thousand yuan and more
than 10,000 yuan for the illegal service, depending on the majors and
A person answering the phone at one such site, who refused to reveal his
name, told METRO he had helped several students. The slogan of his
website was: "If you did badly in an examination, come to our hacker
When asked whether he could change the score for a failed subject at the
University of International Business and Economics, he said it would not
be a problem after checking out the university's homepage.
The man was very cautious and asked for the caller's "student number"
before he would reveal the price.
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