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MIT computer science student arrested after cyber attack

A Massachusetts computer science major has been arrested on cyber crime charges after allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from the university.

University spokesman Dan Oates confirmed Tuesday that the student was charged with two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card.

Oates said he could not confirm whether the student had been suspended from MIT for the crime.

Overnight, the university issued a statement saying that it was aware of the criminal charge and that the college is cooperating with authorities.

Oates said MIT’s security team has taken precautions and will cooperate fully with the authorities.MIT is an elite private research university with a faculty of more than 700 and an international reputation for excellence in education.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.