UCF student accused of hacking computer to change his grade, school police say

Posted at 9:40 AM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 11:15:21-04

A University of Central Florida student is facing charges after hacking into a computer to change his engineering grade, according to school police.

They arrested 22-year-old Sami Adel Ammar Wednesday.

His professor notified school authorities after he discovered Ammar changed his F grade to a B, police said.

Detectives said they found the IP address of the computer that accessed the server to change the grade and found surveillance video that showed Ammar and another person at that computer when the change was made.

Police said when questioned Ammar was not cooperative. He later turned himself into the Orange County Jail.

His professor said his name stood out because he had only completed one assignment during the semester.

He's charged with accessing a computer electronic device with knowledge that such action is unauthorized. The crime is a third-degree felony.

Police said they are still investigating the second person seen on surveillance video with Ammar.