[ISN] Delaware college student charged with hacking university system to give herself A's

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Date: Thu Jul 18 2002 - 05:05:28 PDT

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    July 17, 2002
    NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A University of Delaware student broke into the
    school's computer system and gave herself passing grades in three
    courses, police said.
    Darielle Insler, 22, allegedly changed her grades in a math and a
    science class from Fs to As. She also is accused of changing an
    incomplete grade to a passing one in an education class.
    According to an affidavit filed by Officer Charles J. Wilson, Insler
    called human resources employees at the school and requested a new
    password for each instructor, then logged into the system.
    Insler also gained access to the system by guessing another teacher's
    password, according to court documents.
    Insler is charged with multiple counts of identity theft, criminal
    impersonation, unauthorized access of a computer system and misuse of
    information on a computer system.
    She is free on $5,500 bail awaiting trial in Delaware Superior Court.
    Insler, a junior from Leonia, N.J., declined to comment Monday.
    ``The case has not gone to court yet, so I'm not speaking about it,''
    she said.
    Bruce Raker, manager of the university's management information
    service, said his office has now installed an e-mail procedure that
    will notify an employees when their password is changed.
    However, Raker said human resources should not have changed the
    password over the phone. Cynthia Cummings, associate vice president
    for campus life, said the university's security measures are being
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