Arrests made after Xbox and PS4 hack

16 January 2015

xbox one square Remember when some nerds hacked the PS4 and Xbox systems on Christmas Day, spoiling everyone's fun and forcing them to talk to their racist relatives? Well, all offhand, glib comments made by the hackers are being put to the test as a teenager has been arrested in Merseyside.

The FBI and British officials went after the teenager from Southport and he was nicked on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material. It gets worse for the kid - they have also been detained because of threats to kill according to the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

Deputy Chief Constable Peter Goodman said that this was a "significant" arrest, adding: "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."

"As we continue to build capability and develop skills across wider policing, we still need industry, communities and individuals to protect themselves by implementing basic security measures whilst taking full advantage and enjoyment of the opportunities the world wide web provides."

Get that. They're going after your anonymous online personas!

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

"We are pursuing cyber criminals using the latest technology and working with businesses and academia to further develop specialist investigative capabilities to protect and reduce the risk to the public. Cyber crime is an issue which has no boundaries and affects people on a local, regional and global level."

TOPICS:   Technology   Games   Privacy

1 comment

  • Jessie J.
    Get that. They’re going after your anonymous online personas! Lets see who comments on this then......... I'm safe, I'm in the States with Nikki Minge making another record.

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