Birmingham student caught hacking into university computer

Birmingham student caught hacking into university computer

A bio-science student from Balsall Heath has been given a four-month prison sentence, after jury members found him guilty of trying to fix his exam grades by illegally tapping into his university’s computer system.

The University of Birmingham student, named Imran Uddin, was found to  have stolen passwords from staff members, which he used to log in to the system and improve his results by five grades. He increased one result from 57% to 73%.

However, he was sentenced by the Birmingham Crown Court after he confessed six charges of failing to adhere to the Computer Misuse Act.

Uddin was told by Judge James Burbidge:

“For reasons not entirely clear to me, whether it was monetary, or pride or a desire to outperform others, you decided to cheat and you formed a settled intention to do that. I consider your actions were planned and persistent.”

Uddin hacked into multiple university computers before being caught by staff members during routine maintenance, which was carried out in October last year. They found three devices that had been subjected to Uddin’s tampering.

During a search of Uddin’s home, the police discovered that he had been searching for keyloggers on eBay, and that he had attempted to access his university’s marking system.

It was a fortunate way for the university to discover what Uddin had done, which isn’t ideal. To search for any security holes, to prevent either customers or employees from abusing a system in any organisation, it is always wise to open up cyber security jobs. Those trained to recognise when someone is trying to take advantage can effectively safeguard that organisation’s future.

Our accreditations & Partners

  • REC Member
  • VTC - Virtual Technology Cluster
  • RANT Events
  • Bloom Nepro
  • YPO
  • Crown Commerical Service
  • Disability Confident
  • ISO 9001
  • Armed Force Covenant
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
  • ISO 27001

Thanks

Success

Thanks

Success

Thank you for signing up to the acumin alerts.

Send CV

Send us your CV and have our recruiters match you to the ideal opportunities

Do you already have an account with us?

Log in

Want to have an account with us?

Register

Want to just send us your CV?

Upload only doc, docx, odt, pdf format file.

By submitting your registration and CV to us you are agreeing to join our database and to be contacted about relevant jobs industry communications. Please read our terms of business for more information.

Password reset

If you need a reminder for your password, fill out the field below

Log in

Access your account to edit your contact details, job alerts or to upload a new CV

Thank you

Success

Thank you for successfully uploading your CV.

Acumin Alerts

Success

Thanks for registering for Acumin alerts.

Acumin Alerts

Unfortunately your CV could not be uploaded

Please make sure your CV is one of the following file types: doc, docx, odt, pdf, rtf

Acumin Spam

Unfortunately your submission has been declared spam. Please try again.

Vacancy

Success

Thank you for submitting your vacancy.

Register

Create an account to register your contact details, sign up for job alerts and upload your CV

Success

Thanks for registering for Acumin alerts. To get the most out of Acumin's service why not register with us?

Upload only doc, docx, odt, pdf format file.
- Practitioner
- Commercial

I agree to the terms and conditions and to be contacted by recruiters:

I agree to receive marketing communications relevant to my job search:

I agree to receive Jobs By Email for the following professions:
- Business Continuity Management
- Counter Fraud
- Cyber Security
- Executive Management
- Governance & Compliance
- Information Security & Risk Management
- Penetration Testing & Digital Forensics
- Sales and Marketing
- Sales Engineering
- Security Management
- Technical Security
- Information/Risk Assurance
- Identity Management
- Application Security
- Security Architecture
- Dev/Sec Ops
- DV & SC Cleared Jobs
- Programme & Project Management
- CISO/CSO

Submit a Vacancy

Use the form below to submit a vacancy