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Man Hacks UZ System Allocates Accommodation To 64 Students, Pockets Thousands

Man Hacks UZ System Allocates Accommodation To 64 Students, Pockets Thousands

A Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agent, Martin Magomana (36), hacked the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) computer network recently and allocated accommodation to students at very low fees.

Once he had that access, Magomana proceeded to approach students who were seeking accommodation and charged them between US$40 and $60 to secure it.

He is said to have done this between October and November 2021. All in all, he allegedly pocketed over US$3000 from the 64 students he offered the service.

One student who was allocated a room by Magomana went to the Accommodations Officer to get confirmation that he had indeed been allocated the room.

The admissions crew investigated the matter and found that he had been fraudulently allocated the room.

That’s when they saw that 63 other students had been allocated accommodation by the same actor.

When applications are received, a panel decides on who gets accommodation and updates the register accordingly, then the system is updated.

The higher learning institution has a record of students whose applications for accommodation were successful and that record is offline. The computer system is updated periodically.

The messages he exchanged with students, soliciting money were then brought to light and he was promptly located and charged. My man had a good paper trail into his whole operation. So it shouldn’t be hard for the prosecution to get the conviction.

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More: Zim Morning Post; TECHZIM 


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18 Comments

Ndebele man with some power 3 days ago

clever


former uz animal science student 1 month ago

bamnini madii kumboita hacking system yeRbz mumbotora martgs ayo morova pasi shuwa kuhacker system kwakubira nherera aiwa makadheerera imii


Tu 3 months ago

We need more people like this one


Jr 5 months ago

hapanawo ane macontacts aHacker uyo hr


ini zvangu 3 months ago

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Mamo special 5 months ago

Yes system was hacked .akahacker wacho akapuwa bail saka vana wadzingwa mures vadzingirwei Madtin wacho asat atongwa.ko res yakutengesa yakazobvep ipo painzi hapana res. Kushandisa vana kukubatirai mbavha yenyu kut muvadzinge was that fair.Fine nzvimbo ndedze madisabled keep them saka refandai vana ma37 000rtgs avo amakatora vabude vawone pekutangira and reserve yr 63 beds not kutora fees n revoked marooms evana .pakutoda kut Presdent vedu VaMunangangwa vanzwei nyaya iyi otherwise Uz yakutoita fraud


Griso 5 months ago

The guys from america vakazviziva kut ma unvesirty akabooka so tosara tisina chinhu munyika


Tonyo Musadarohama 5 months ago

Well ko kana accommodation yanga yazara for the semester, ko idzi dzimwe dzakazo bvepi nhai. It means mu system ye Varsity munemaburi umu. Could this be the first time this has happened pa college. Gadzirisai management yenyu ikoko. Vana murikuva dzingirei mu Res ivo vakabvisa +37 000 rtgs ku university portal this semester. Then vobvisiswa zvebribe ye 40-60 USD under your watch ne this guy. That's too much for the poor kids. UZ management Musaburitse vana mu Rez vanoendepi pakati pe semester?? Mwoyo wekubereka hamuna here??


Tonyo Musadarohama 5 months ago

Okay you guys used kids as your bait hantie. Kids paid full accommodation fees hantie. Saka vana vave kuburitsirwei mu campus accommodation now. We anxious parents and we watching you from the terraces. As you know that a broke parent will not take this lightly..... 37.4K rtgs rwendo nhaika. Gadzirisanai ikoko ku Administration kwenyu ndiko kune nyaya. Mozviziva zvenyu. Concerned UZ Parent.

Tonyo Musadarohama 5 months ago

Well ko kana accommodation yanga yazara for the semester, ko idzi dzimwe dzakazo bvepi nhai. It means mu system ye Varsity munemaburi umu. Could this be the first time this has happened pa college. Gadzirisai management yenyu ikoko. Vana murikuva dzingirei mu Res ivo vakabvisa +37 000 rtgs ku university portal this semester. Then vobvisiswa zvebribe ye 40-60 USD under your watch ne this guy. That's too much for the poor kids. UZ management Musaburitse vana mu Rez vanoendepi pakati pe semester?? Mwoyo wekubereka hamuna here??


Dhiwayo 5 months ago

Ko nzvimbodzekutengesa dzakazobvepiko.iyo portal yavhara ichit dzapera.saka panga pasara dzekutengesaka.who knows kut the guy hacked .ko muridzi weofficea ivepi basa richihawer.saka who's fault now vana vatenga nzvimbo.wat happened tu their res fee no


Level 5 months ago

I wll reach tht level very soon ...ndazwa nekushandiswa munyika muno nevamwe vachingoita mari....kungo,hacker msystems awo ese n I wll make sure my country will also benefit....coz semwana weZim ndarwadzirwa kuti unoshanda more than 10 yrs chaicho chobatika hapana vamwe vachifamba nemota dze US$100 000 yekuti ukai'culculator vashandi weimwe ministry vapopuwa pay vakafara


Conquring 5 months ago

Ndochinhu chandine shungu kungona manje panyika pano. Ku hacker ummmmmmm🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄


Tinash 4 months ago

Uya ndikudzidzise

Mwana wachihera 5 months ago

Vainyanya kunyima vana accommodation...vakangwara vakat regai tikugadzirirei size yakapfuura yavo...


Pinkpigs Liliputian 5 months ago

Ndovanhu vatoda kuMETAVerse kwedu naMark Zuckerberg ivava😂


Chikiti musarurwa 5 months ago

Zvowanikwa izvo


Pala 5 months ago

Kane dzungu ka blaz kekunoda kuita check ku office



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