Former University of Iowa student pleads guilty to grade-changing hacking scheme

Jordan Prochnow reports that Trevor Graves, the former University of Iowa student who had been charged with hacking the school’s network to change grades, was back in court on Monday to plead guilty.

According to a plea agreement, Graves intentionally “caused the transmission of a command that caused damage and impairment to the integrity or availability of certain data, program, system or information” to the Iowa Courses Online system from March 7, 2015, to Nov. 15, 2016. Graves obtained professors’ usernames and passwords via a key logger and used the information to change grades for him and five other students.

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