Academic fraud spikes as students study from home

Author(s) : Betsy Foresman

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Since 2019, there has been an increase in the number of searches for domains that participate in “academic fraud. The phrase “do my homework” on Google yields 270 million results. As a growing number of students learn remotely during the pandemic, hundreds of websites offer to do homework or take exams for them. However, these websites do not only provide poor content but also turn the web browsers of anyone else who shares the student’s network, into cryptocurrency miners or literally infecting their computers with malware.