UK police arrest 16-year-old on suspicion of leaking US government agent data

UK police arrest 16-year-old on suspicion of leaking US government agent data

Just two days after 30,000 profiles of FBI agents and Homeland Security workers were dumped online on Sunday, UK police have now confirmed they arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the hack.

Known online as cracka, the teenager has also been connected with hacking the AOL account of CIA Director John Brennan.

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The Daily Dot says it has been in contact with the boy’s “associates” who told them he has been released on unconditional bail but had his electronic devices confiscated.

The statement from South East Regional Organised Crime Unit seen by the Daily Dot says:

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) can confirm we have arrested a [16]-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.

On Sunday, the hacker claimed to still have hundreds of gigabytes of government data, which is yet to be released.

Update (2/18): Police arrested a second member of CWA, Cubed.

➀ U.K. police arrest teenage hacker who allegedly broke into CIA director’s email [The Daily Dot]

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