Another teenager arrested in the UK following Christmas DDoS attacks on the PSN, Xbox Live

Another teenager has been arrested in the UK, following DDoS attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Sky News recently reported that a Mereyside, UK teenager has been arrested in a joint British and US investigation.

The UK’s the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) confirmed that the teenager was arrested on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material, and was detained for alleged threats to kill.

“We are still at the early stages of the investigation and there is still much work to be done,” said Craig Jones of the SEROCU. “We will continue to work closely with the FBI to identify those who commit offences and hold them to account.”

“This arrest demonstrates that we will pursue those who commit crime with the false perception they are protected within their own homes or hiding behind anonymous online personas,” added Peter Goodman, the Deputy Chief Constable at the Association of Chief Police Officers.

The teenager hasn’t been directly linked to the DDoS attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas. This new arrest follows a previous arrest in the UK in early January.


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