Prosecutors: Man hacked BCC computer to change his grades
A 25-year-old New Bedford man accused of hacking into the computer networks of law enforcement agencies and a college has agreed to plead guilty, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
Cameron Lacroix was charged with two counts of computer intrusion and one count of access device fraud. If his plea is accepted, Lacroix will be sentenced to four years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.
The U.S. attorney for Massachusetts said Lacroix obtained sensitive law enforcement information and altered school records. He also stole credit card and debit card numbers, prosecutors said.
Lacroix is accused of breaking into the computer system at Bristol Community College, where he was a student, and changing his grades and those of two other BCC students.
Prosecutors said Lacroix also hacked into the email of a Massachusetts police chief and accessed servers containing police reports, arrest warrants and sex offender information.
They also said Lacroix stole the credit card data of more than 14,000 account holders between May 2011 and May 2013.