The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) on Wednesday announced the indefinite suspension on its student who hacked PREMIUM TIMES website in February.
The university said by attacking PREMIUM TIMES, Afolabi Emmanuel, a final year student of Food Science and Technology, committed “an act that constitutes misconduct and misuse of University IT infrastructure.”
Adegbenro Adebanjo, FUTA’s head of corporate communications, said in a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES said Mr Emmanuel’s suspension took effect from March 18 and that he had been instructed to keep away from the campus.
Mr Adebanjo said, “In the letter of suspension dated August 5, 2020, the University noted that it received a complaint from PREMIUM TIMES about a Denial of Service, DOS attack on its website between 28th and 29th February 2020 through a concerted vulnerability scanning by a person using IT infrastructure of the University.
“Following the complaint, the University management initiated an investigation and it was discovered that Emmanuel carried out the alleged act of misconduct using the login credentials of two members of staff, without authorization, to perpetrate the act.
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