Probation, not A for effort, for Pa. grade hacker

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — One Pennsylvania college student's attempt to boost his failing grades didn't get him an A for effort. It got him probation.

Edwin Kim admitted Tuesday that he used keystroke logging software to capture his professors' passwords so he could bump up his grades at Temple University's Ambler campus.

Authorities say a professor discovered the problem after finding herself locked out of the system while trying to input grades during the spring 2011 semester. She then found Kim's grade in her class had been changed from an F to an A-minus.

Two other professors also discovered Kim's failing grades from that semester had been switched to A's. Three other classes were also affected.

The Bucks County Courier Times (http://bit.ly/xOwsao ) reports that the 31-year-old Warrington man apologized and was fined $300.

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Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.phillyburbs.com

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