Belfast Telegraph

Briton is arrested by NCA over alleged US cyber attack

By Jamie Grierson

A suspected hacker from Britain has been arrested in connection with an alleged cyber attack on the United States Department of Defence (DoD) as part of a week-long UK-wide operation.

The 23-year-old man was arrested by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers in Sutton Coldfield, in the West Midlands, on Wednesday on suspicion of offences linked to data stolen from a messaging service used by DoD employees around the world.

Contact information for around 800 people, as well as details for around 34,400 devices, were obtained during the attack last June, the NCA said. Some 57 arrests have been made this week by the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit at more than 20 UK locations.

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