Man Admits To Hacking USC's Application System


A computer security expert admitted in court Tuesday that he hacked into USC's application system, and that he accessed the personal information including Social Security numbers of would be students.

Eric McCarty, a 24 year-old San Diego resident, indicated he was unhappy with USC for not admitting him to the university, according to court papers.

McCarty entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson to a felony count of accessing a protected computer without authorization. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 4, when his plea bargain recommends that he receive six months of home detention. NBC 4 - News - Man Admits To Hacking USC's Application System

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