FBI Agents Raid Dorms At UCF In Cyber Bust

July 20th, 2011 by Staff

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – FBI agents raided the University of Central Florida on Tuesday as they investigated cyber attacks across the country, according to sources.

WFTV sources said 21-year-old Scott Arciszewski was taken into custody. According to the FBI, Arciszewski and 13 other people are responsible for the hacking of Infragaurd, which helps protect our nation from terrorist attacks.

Federal agents aren’t saying much about what happened at UCF Tuesday morning, besides that it had something to do with Internet hacking.

Eyewitnesses told WFTV that the FBI agents forced their way into tower three up on the third floor of student housing, which is reserved for honors students and athletes.

“It’s definitely very suspicious, and as a student, you just want to know what’s going on. This is our campus. It’s right next to UCF Arena,” said Kevin Wolkenfled, a UCF student.

FBI said Arciszewski was arrested and placed into an unmarked car. UCF police confirmed the arrest, but will not elaborate any more on the situation.

FBI agents are also being quiet about the details that led up to the takedown. The agency’s spokesperson said, “There is ongoing law enforcement activity regarding a cyber investigation.”

However, national news outlets on Tuesday reported that several arrests around the country, including in California and New York, involving the notorious hacker group called “Anonymous.”

That is the same group that has been terrorizing city of Orlando websites for the past month and a half because of an ordinance that restricts the number of times an organization can have a mass feeding at Lake Eola.

More than 30 members of a group called Food Not Bombs, which feeds the homeless there, have been arrested for violating the ordinance. Anonymous members said they’ll continue to attack city websites as long as Food Not Bombs volunteers are being arrested.

“It’s interesting that the FBI is on campus investigating cyber hacking right here,” said Wolkenfled.

Anonymous did play a part in the cyber hacking, according to the FBI. The FBI said they expect more arrests in the future as their investigation continues on Tuesday.


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