Final Year Student Suspended For Allegedly Hacking Premium Times Website
One Mr Afolabi Emmanuel, a final year student of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) has been suspended by the school management for allegedly hacking the website of Premium Times news agency
The announcement was made by the university’s Deputy Director of Corporate Communications Mr Adegbenro Adebayo, on Wednesday August 5 stating that the action of the student constituted a misconduct and misuse of the university’s IT infrastructure
The suspension comes after the University's management received a complaint from Premium Times about a Denial of Service/(DOS) attack on its website between Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 through concerted vulnerability scanning by a person using the IT infrastructure of the university.
After investigations, it was revealed that Emmanuel carried out the alleged act of misconduct using the log in credentials of two members of staff without authorization. The student was placed on an indefinite suspension since March 18, and is not to be found anywhere in or near the environment of the institution throughout the period