Hackers Change Grades of 60 Santa Clara U. Students

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — More than 60 former and current undergraduate students at Santa Clara University had their grades improved when an academic records database was hacked, the university announced Monday.

The FBI was called in to assist with the investigation, Mercury News reports. The hacking was only discovered because a former student came forward in August when she noticed a grade on her transcript was better than the one on a previous transcript.

SCU officials launched a probe that review tens of thousands of records going back more than 10 years.

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