UK teenager arrested in global hacking probe

By REUTERS
June 22, 2011 02:55




LONDON - British police on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old man in England on suspicions that he was linked to cyber attacks on the CIA, Britain's anti-organized crime agency and Sony Corp.

As part of international efforts to catch the culprits behind a string of high-profile hacks, London's Metropolitan Police, working with the US FBI, said they arrested the teenager in the town of Wickford, close to London.

The raid was linked to recent attacks on the websites of the US Central Intelligence Agency and the British police Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), which targets organized crime in Britain and overseas, police said.

The suspect's computer was being examined for data linked to Sony, whose websites have also been attacked.


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