FUTA Student suspended For Hacking Into Premium Times

A final year student of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) Mr. Afolabi Emmanuel, 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 August 5th, stating that the action of the student constituted a misconduct and misuse of the university's IT infrastructure.

Student Suspended for Allegedly Hacking Premium Times Website

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, the accused was suspended.

It was revealed after vigorous investigations that Emmanuel carried out the supposed act of misconduct using the log in credentials of two staff members without authorization. The student was suspended since March 18, and is not to be found anywhere in or near the institution throughout the period of his indefinite suspension.

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