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Teenager held over website hacks

Teenager held over website hacks

A teenager has been arrested in the UK in a joint Scotland Yard and FBI probe into the hacking of websites.

The man, named locally as Ryan Cleary, 19, was arrested in Wickford, Essex. Police have not identified him.

Scotland Yard said the raid followed a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

It comes days after hackers from a group called Lulz Security attacked a number of websites both in Britain and the United States.

Scotland Yard would not say if the raid was connected to LulzSec but said it had been a “pre-planned, intelligence-led” operation.

The teenager was arrested under the Computer Misuse Act and Fraud Act and is being questioned at a central London police station.

He was arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s e-crime unit.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.

Read More/Source: BBC News

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