Such tech. Much Wow. Cheat b0tz.
These Rangsit University students in Bangkok weren't kidding around. Using tiny cameras embedded in their glasses, three proxy students filmed their test papers. The images were then sent to an outside team who then sent correct answers to the smartwatches of three other students taking the medical entrance exams. Here is the transaction in detail based on the Bangkok Post:
Step 1: Three proxies scan the questions with a spy camera and leave within 45 minutes (the minimum allowed time for students to finish the paper).
Step 2: They transfer the video to a laptop which is sent to a tutoring institute that supplies the answers.
Step 3: That team sends the correct answers back to smartwatch of the three students
Step 4: Profit!
Luckily for the would-be future patients of those damned dirty cheaters, the cheaters were caught. One of the students claimed he paid 50,000 baht (RM5,754.41) as deposit to the gang and was given the smartwatch. He was required to pay another 800,000 baht (RM92,070.59) if the sophisticated shortcut to exams worked, but alas, the education system prevailed. The students were then blacklisted. The three proxies were also caught, and they confessed to being paid 6,000 baht (RM690.53) for the job.
The three people filming the exams left midway through the exams to transmit the films of the test papers to the outside team and there is no telling if they were part of a wider network. The university's rector, Arthit Ourairat exposed the syndicate on Facebook to make this scam known, and to prevent future breaches. More than 3,000 students who sat for the same exam at the College of Medicine will have to take the test again on May 31 and June 1 without charge. Below are pictures of the actual devices used taken from Mr. Ourairat's Facebook page:
Think about the implications if this had worked. Though, how many of us memorise every part of our jobs anyway?
Well played boys, well played.