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

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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. 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)…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/uk/2016/02/12/uk-police-arrest-16-year-old-on-suspicion-of-leaking-us-government-agent-data/

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