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Former University of Iowa Student Pleads Guilty to Computer Fraud

By Ellis Codjoe, April 16, 2018

23 year old Trevor Graves appeared in a federal court to plead guilty to computer fraud on Monday. The former University Iowa student and wrestler admitted to acquiring the user names and passwords of multiple professors back in 2015. Graves then used that information to change the grades for himself and five of his classmates more than 90 times over a 21 month period.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI, University of Iowa Public Safety, and the University of Iowa, Information Services Technology, according to United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.

The IT department of the University of Iowa discovered the breach after an internal investigation. They then took steps to update the security of their network. The school estimates the cost of all of those actions to be $67,900.

Graves’ sentencing is scheduled for August 23.


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