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Engineering students hack college website

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Those with backlog tamper with results

Over a dozen students of a reputed engineering college near Shamshabad hacked the official website of the college and manipulated the examination results.

The incident which left the college management red-faced, reportedly, took place hours ahead of declaration of the results of the third-year Computer Science course.

According to a top Cyberabad police official, the incident took place a few weeks ago. The students who had failed the examination allegedly hacked the website and altered their results. Suspicion was aroused by the faculty that it was difficult for some students to have passed the examination. Surprisingly, the students did not realise that the college had kept a backup of the results in a separate drive.

Backup drive

“The faculty compared the data of the results from the official website and backup drive and found the glaring discrepancy. They then understood that the results were tampered with,” the official said.

As the engineering college enjoyed the autonomous status, it conducted its own examinations and published the results, the official said.

“It was a preplanned act. They tampered with the results, showing the backlog as cleared. Some of them also scored high marks in some subjects, which were difficult for them. This raised doubts among the faculty,” said the official.

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