Aiken man pleads guilty to hacking into USC computers

  • Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:15 p.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:19 p.m.

COLUMBIA — An Aiken man will be sentenced later after pleading guilty to federal charges that he made purchases with financial and personal data he got from hacking into websites.

The State newspaper reported that 21-year-old Max Raymond Dufour pleaded guilty to hacking into the websites and stealing more than 200 user names and passwords between August 2010 and October 2011.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Friday that the scheme was discovered when Dufour was caught trying to hack into University of South Carolina computers to change his semester grades.

He could face 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie said she would impose sentence at a later date.

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