TN: Ex-Rhodes College student pleads guilty to hacking into system, changing his grades

Linda A. Moore reports:

A former Rhodes College student pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking into the college’s computer system to change his grades and keep his scholarship.

Michael Geddati, 20, was a freshman pre-med major when between December 2017 and May 2018, he accessed various systems without authorization to raise his grades.

Geddati’s actions were detected after a faculty member noticed that the grade in the computer system was higher than the one Geddati had earned.

The investigation showed that on dozens of occasions, Geddati logged in as an instructor. He frequently changed his grades and was able to download an exam ahead of when it was given.

Read more on Commercial Appeal, including a description of the terms of a plea deal and a statement from the college.  And because Geddati’s job involves working with computers, he has been ordered to tell his employer about the case. The judge told Geddati, “They need to know what you’ve done and what you’re capable of doing.”

 

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