Cops: 3 students hacked district computers

- Three students from the Commack Union Free School District on Long Island are accused of hacking into the computer system and changing students' grades and schedules. Suffolk County Police arrested Daniel Soares, 17, of Commack; Alex Mosquera, 17, of East Northport; and Erick Vaysman, 17, of Commack on Tuesday.

The alleged hacking took place in July. Approximately 300 students' schedules were altered and two students' grades were changed.

Suffolk County Police say the district noticed the schedule changes before they took effect.

Last month, the Commack School District said in a statement on its website that an unauthorized person breached the system. But it said there was no evidence that any specific student information was downloaded.

Suffolk County police said they had a suspect, but did not release additional information.

It is not clear if the arrests on Tuesday were connected to the hacking reported in September.

Soares was charged with two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, three counts of Computer Tampering 3rd Degree, three counts of Identity Theft 2nd Degree, one count of Computer Trespass and one count of Eavesdropping.

Vaysman was charged with one count of Computer Tampering 3rd Degree and one count of Criminal Solicitation 4th Degree.

Mosquera was charged with one count of Computer Trespass and one count of Criminal Solicitation 4th Degree.

The teens are being processed at the Fourth Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Suffolk Police say the investigation is ongoing. They are asking anyone with information about the hacking to contact the Computer Crime Section at 631-852-6279.

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