An 18-year-old male was arrested as part of a larger investigation into the attacks which brought down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in 2014, according to a statement released earlier this week by the UK’s South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).
Craig Jones, head of SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit, attested to working with the FBI on the investigation, which also includes numerous “swatting” offenses. “This investigation is a good example of joint law enforcement cooperation in relation to a type of criminality that is not restricted by any geographical boundaries,” Jones said. “We will continue to work closely with the FBI to identify those to who commit offences and hold them to account.”
The alleged cyber criminal was brought in under suspicion of unauthorized access to computer material contrary to section 1 of Computer Misuse Act 1990, unauthorized access with intent to commit further offences contrary to section 2 of Computer Misuse Act 1990 and threats to kill contrary to Section 16 of Offences against the person Act 1861