The computer and more so, the Internet, is an example of how technical advances in society have been intertwined into formal educational processes and teaching pedagogues. We live in a digital age that facilitates free access to a panoply of information resources. Often, however, the use of information technology is carried out in an unethical way. The purpose of this study is to make a brief presentation of the problem regarding the of lack of academic integrity highlighted in relation to the taking of educational resources from the internet from which it results and the reasons why some students resort to such strategies, thus talking about plagiarism. Last but not least, we are considering an analysis of the phenomenon of plagiarism based on the information provided by the Romanian media, based on a content analysis. According to this analysis, the most common articles referred to opening an investigation into the suspicion of plagiarism, taking appropriate steps, confirming or not confirming plagiarism and, ultimately, withdrawing the title of doctor and attacking decision by the person under investigation.
Keywords: cheating, cyber-plagiarism, digital age, higher education, mass-media