Massachusetts man pleads guilty to computer hacking, payment card theft

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Cameron Lacroix, a 25-year-old Massachusetts man, pleaded guilty on Monday to hacking into the computer networks of law enforcement agencies and an educational institution, as well as to stealing financial account information, including payment card data.

Lacroix, who operated under aliases such as “cam0,” “Freak,” and “leetjones,” was charged on June 2 with two counts of computer fraud and one count of access device fraud, according to charges filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Most of Lacroix's activities were carried out between May 2011 and May 2013, according to the charges, but the New Bedford resident is perhaps best known for allegedly hacking into Paris Hilton's cell phone in 2005, at the age of 17.

Lacroix is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 27.

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