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Man faces charges for hacking numbers from Moorhead college

Cameron Crowley

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 19-year-old man is going to court after being accused of leaking the private information of about 8,000 Minnesota State University Moorhead students.

An indictment Tuesday, June 5, said Cameron Crowley, who goes by "Vigilance,” is facing five charges for hacking that caused $5,000 in damages.

MSUM officials said sensitive information can not be accessed with just ID numbers.

MSUM officials said sensitive information can not be accessed with just ID numbers.

In June of 2017, Crowley, of Lino Lakes, who was never a student at MSUM,  is accused of posting thousands of MSUM student ID numbers, but no passwords or financial data. The indictment says Crowley was upset over the acquittal of the police officer who shot Philando Castile in 2016 in the Twin Cities.

Since the hack, court records show Crowley has been convicted of domestic abuse and pleaded guilty to violating a no-contact order. He’s also had multiple convictions for selling and possessing marijuana.

Crowley’s next court appearance set for Friday in Hennepin County. He remains in federal custody.

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