UT: Man allegedly hacked systems at work and schools to steal data, change grades

Annie Cutler reports:

A 26-year-old Brigham Young University student was arrested on charges of identity theft and computer crimes.

Police say Gabriel Camacho stole personal information of his co-workers, other students and even professors at BYU and the University of Utah.

It all started when Camacho was fired from his job when his employer suspected he had hacked into their computer system. Turns out, the employer was right and after authorities searched a flash drive Camacho left behind, they said they learned he had hacked into more systems.

“We’re talking passwords, account numbers, birth dates, all of that information,” Chief Cody Cullimore of Lindon police said.

And it’s sensitive information Lindon police say Camacho has admitted to stealing. There could be more than 50 potential victims between his recent employer, U of U and BYU.

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