Two college students have been arrested after allegedly being paid by classmates to hack into the school's website to alter morning run records, Shanghai Daily reports.
The suspects, surnamed Chen and Zhang, allegedly helped 200 schoolmates who didn’t fancy an early morning run but were worried about their PE scores.
Police said the pair first broke into the school system last December to alter their own morning run records, as they feared they would fail the PE class as they hadn’t completed enough.
Afterward, schoolmates who wanted to spend a bit longer in bed turned to them for help and they made it into a business, it is claimed.
The pair reportedly charged 15 to 20 yuan ($2.4–3.2) for each record altered between last December and March.
They were caught after school administrators discovered the hacking and reported it to police.
A morning run is a mandatory part of PE at many colleges. Usually 1 kilometer, it takes place between 6:30am and 7:30am.
Students must run between 15 to 20 times each semester and complete the distance within six minutes.
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