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FBI special agents arrest UCF student

By Katie Kustura
On July 19, 2011

FBI special agents have arrested a UCF student for an "alleged computer intrusion," according to a press release from the FBI's Tampa Division.

Scott Matthew Arciszewski, a 21-year-old computer engineering major, was arrested "without incident" for his attempt "to target and attack the Infragard Tampa Chapter website," according to the release.

According to the release, InfraGard is an FBI program "designed to establish an alliance between academia, private industry and the FBI."

Chad Binette, the assistant director of UCF News & Information, said UCF police assisted the FBI in the investigation.

On June 21, 2011, Arciszewski created a post on his website that questioned the security of InfraGard.

According to Arciszewski's website, "Not only is [InfraGard's] site not safe, secure, or hacker-proof, but it took me less than 5 minutes to find a vulnerability that could potentially allow anyone to hack in and obtain employee login information, which could in turn be used to gain access to other FBI-affiliate websites and compromise national security. Imagine what damage could be caused if a sophisticated hacker decided to look at their website."

On June 21, Arciszewski also posted on Twitter, under the username voodooKobra, "Infragard Tampa has one hell of an exploit."

He also posted "No matter how intimidating a website or a website's owners might be, that doesn't mean it's necessarily secure" on that same day.

To view the FBI's complaint against Arciszewski, click here

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