University of Regina investigating grade ‘irregularities’ in faculty of engineering

Published on : October 6, 2017 12:10 pm

The University of Regina is investigating the possibility that one or more students hacked into its computers in order to adjust grades.

Kim McKechney, associate VP of external relations, wrote in an email, Officials are “investigating irregularities in the grades of four classes in the Faculty of Engineering.”

As part of its normal protocol when dealing with potential computer breaches, the university asked professors in the faculty to change their passwords.

This isn’t the first time the university has investigated hacking.

In July 2016 it launched an investigation after being targeted by hackers, which raised concerns about the possibility of compromised personal information.