Student caught hacking UQ computer system to change grades

A University of Queensland student is facing serious charges after he was caught hacking the universities computer system to change his grades.

The law student was reportedly busted in the act, with security setting up hidden cameras following an earlier breach.

The student allegedly used a lock-picking device and a staff ID card to gain access to the office area.


He is due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with six counts of using a restricted computer without consent, wilful damage, stealing, impersonation and possession of tainted property.