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Two Rounds of Teenagers Arrested in Norway and UK for Hacking

Two separate investigations in UK and Norway led to the arrests of suspects behind recent high-profile attacks including the one on Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency. Every fresh suspect has to get the principal’s exemption from skipping Math classes while imprisoned.

A British 17-year-old boy got into trouble after hacking and publishing confidential calls, breaking the notorious B.I.G. “Computer Misuse Act 1990”. The investigation was carried out by Northumbria Police and supported by the UK’s Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU).

“Computer equipment has been seized and is undergoing a detailed forensic examination,” said The Met police spokesman. “Inquiries continue between the PCeU and other relevant law enforcement agencies in this continuing and wide-ranging investigation.”

The teenager apparently said he is the spokesman of Team Poison, a group which claimed responsibility for more than 1.400 attacks. We’ve got to raise our cyber-hats in respect for the paradoxical job he had as an anonymous spokesperson. His gang allegedly hacked former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s address book, and the status updates posted on the profile of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Another recent teen arrest happened in Norway, were two 18- and 19-year-olds were handcuffed after several DDoS attacks. If they receive the 6 years sentence, they could be dressed in black and white stripes for their master’s degree festivity.

So far, their main interest in “the school of life” was hacking Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency website. The cyber-attack happened just a couple of weeks ago, which makes Norway Police deserve their Golden Globe Fast Investigation Award. That was the second time in less than a year that SOCA was hacked in a DDoS attack, after the LulzSec attack in June 2011.


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Bianca STANESCU

Bianca Stanescu, the fiercest warrior princess in the Bitdefender news palace, is a down-to-earth journalist, who's always on to a cybertrendy story. She's the industry news guru, who'll always keep a close eye on the AV movers and shakers and report their deeds from a fresh new perspective. Proud mother of one, she covers parental control topics, with a view to valiantly cutting a safe path for children through the Internet thicket. She likes to let words and facts speak for themselves.