UK Police: Arrest of suspected UK hacker 'significant'

June 22, 2011 18:34


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WICKFORD, England - Britain's top policeman said on Wednesday the arrest of a suspected teenage hacker was "very significant" in the international hunt for a group suspected of carrying out cyber attacks on global companies and law enforcement agencies.

The 19-year-old was held by London's Metropolitan Police on Tuesday as part of a joint investigation with the US FBI into recent attacks on high profile websites.

However, an undercover group which claims responsibility for attacks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), and Sony Corp rejected suggestions the teenager was a leading figure.

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