Three Commack Students Arrested for Accessing School Computer Network

HAUPPAUGE – Fourth Precinct, 727 Route 454 / Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested three Commack High School students in connection with unauthorized access of the district’s computer system during which student grades and schedules were changed.

Officials with the Commack Union Free School District contacted police in July after they determined an unauthorized person or people had accessed the school district’s network and altered the schedules of approximately 300 students. The district identified the alterations and corrected schedules prior to distribution to students. An investigation by Suffolk County Police Computer Crimes Section confirmed schedules were changed and two students’ grades were altered.

Three students, who surrendered to detectives, were arrested in connection with this incident:

•           Daniel Soares, 17, of 93 Annandale Road, Commack •           Alex Mosquera, 17, of 29 Buhl Lane, East Northport •           Erick Vaysman, 17, of 90 Fulton Blvd., Commack

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 today at First District Court in Central Islip.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Computer Crime Section detectives at 631-852-6279 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Number: DS/0915