Teen TeaMp0isoN Hacker Arrested in UK
The 17-year-old, who uses the nickname 'MLT,' is accused of being a spokesman for the group.
A 17-year-old boy was recently arrested in the UK, accused of involvement in several cyber attacks with the TeaMp0isoN hacker group.
"The boy, who police suspect used the hacker nickname 'MLT' and was a spokesman for TeaMp0isoN, was interviewed at a local police station on offences under the Computer Misuse Act on Wednesday," writes ZDNet's Tom Espiner. "Police seized computing equipment, which is now being forensically examined."
"The police added that TeamPoison 'has claimed responsibility for more than 1,400 offences' which include Distributed Denials of Service and 'network intrusions where personal and private information has been illegally extracted from victims in the UK and around the world,'" writes International Business Times' Gianluca Mezzofiore. "Targets included Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook page of outgoing French president Nicholas Sarkozy."
"TeamPoison’s highest-profile attack was mounted against Scotland Yard’s counter-terror hotline last month," writes The Telegraph's Christopher Williams. "The group bombarded the switchboard with hundreds of calls by automating Skype software, and were able to record a conversation in which counter-terrorism officer discussed the attack."
"The youth is the third alleged Team Poison hacker to be detained by UK police," notes V3.co.uk's Alastair Stevenson. "Police arrested two other suspected members aged 16 and 17 in April. One of the two is currently believed to be the group's leader, 'Trick.'"