Days after 30,000 profiles of FBI agents and Homeland Security workers were leaked online on Sunday, police in the UK confirmed they have arrested a 16 year old in connection with hacking the data.
Known on the Internet as ‘cracka’, the teenager has also been connected with the hacking of CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL account.
Website The Daily Dot says it has contacted associates of the boy, who said he has been released on unconditional bail but his electronic devices have been confiscated.
The statement from South East Regional Organised Crime Unit as reported by the Daily Dot says:
“The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) can confirm we have arrested a -year-old boy on Tuesday (9/2) in the East Midlands on suspicion of conspiracy to commit Unauthorised access to computer material contrary to Section 1 Computer Misuse Act 1990, conspiracy to commit unauthorised access with intent to commit further offences contrary to Section 2 Computer Misuse Act 1990 and conspiracy to commit unauthorised acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing operation of a computer contrary to Section 3 Computer Misuse Act 1990”.
The teenage hacker claimed on Sunday to still have hundreds of Gigabytes of government data which has not yet been released.
SOURCE: The Daily Dot.
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