UGA student accused of hacking account to change grades

Joe Johnson reports:

A University of Georgia student is facing 80 felony counts for allegedly hacking into a professor’s computer to change his grades.

Michael Lamon Williams, 21, was booked into the Clarke County Jail Wednesday on nine counts of computer trespass and 71 counts of computer forgery.

Williams, a student of UGA’s Terry College of Business, was working for Enterprise Information Technology Services when he “abused his privileges as an employee and changed grades to benefit himself,” said Greg Trevor, UGA’s executive director for media communications.

“The university is conducting a comprehensive review of its practices to make the necessary improvements to prevent this from reoccurring,” Trevor said.

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