University of Iowa suspects grade tampering reason for HawkID security breach

Vanessa Miller reports:

The University of Iowa is investigating a “handful” of possible cases of cheating — and warning the entire campus community to change their HawkID passwords — after a faculty member discovered a student’s grade had been changed without authorization.

A university official confirmed the investigation Thursday after UI Chief Information Security Officer Jane Drews on Wednesday sent out a message notifying the campus that her department had warned about 250 faculty, staff, and students that their university IDs and passwords had been obtained by “unauthorized individuals.”

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