An Aiken man has pled guilty to computer hacking.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says from August 2010 through October 2011, 21-year-old Max Dufour used computer hacking software to steal website login information.
Prosecutors say Dufour successfully obtained more than 200 usernames and passwords and was able to gain access to more than 50 e-mail accounts without user authorization and review personal and financial data.
Investigators say he then used the stolen information to make purchases for himself, and he attempted to sell the data.
In addition, he used hacked info to solicit credit card numbers.
Prosecutors say Dufour's illegal activity was detected when he tried to hack into the University of South Carolina website to change his semester grades.
He's to be sentenced at a later date.