Teenager caught up in international computer hacking probe

A teenager has been arrested in Shetland by the Metropolitan Police from London in connection with an international computer-hacking investigation which has hit business and intelligence agencies.

The 19-year-old was taken from the islands today in a pre-planned intelligence-led operation and transported to a police station in central London. His home is being searched.

The Met said the arrest was linked to an ongoing international investigation into the criminal activity of the so-called hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec. The online nickname Topiary is said to be used as the spokesperson for the groups.

The arrest was carried out for the Met’s police central e-crime unit with help from the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency.

A second man, aged 17, living in Lincolnshire, is being interviewed by police.


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