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Computers hacked, grades changed at Santa Clara University

November 15, 2011 |  7:51 am

A private college in the Silicon Valley and the FBI are examining the school’s computer system to determine who may have hacked it and changed grades for some undergraduate students.

About 60 former students and a handful of current students at Santa Clara University had grades changes in the hacking that school officials said took place between June 2010 and July 2011, the Associated Press reported.

University officials said they reviewed thousands of records dating to 2000 and found grades that had been changed, the AP reported.

But university President Michael Engh told the AP there is no evidence that personal information of students, staff or faculty has been compromised.

Santa Clara University is a Catholic institution about 40 miles south of San Francisco.


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