Baltimore-area computer worker David Helkowski is focus of FBI investigation

FBI-data-MDThe FBI is investigating a Baltimore-area computer worker in connection with the online disclosure last month of University of Maryland President Wallace Loh’s Social Security and cellphone numbers, according to court records.

An affidavit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore names David Helkowski of Parkville as the target of the investigation.

Helkowski didn’t immediately respond to email and telephone queries Thursday.

The FBI also did not immediately respond to a query from The Associated Press.

University spokeswoman Crystal Brown declined to comment, citing a university policy regarding pending investigations.

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The affidavit signed by Special Agent Jeremy Bucalo includes the text of online communications in which Helkowski allegedly wrote that he posted the information on the website pastebin.com to demonstrate to university officials that their system was vulnerable.

(Next page: What’s Helkowski’s connection to the university?) 


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