Dozens arrested in cybercrime ‘strike week’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

n total, 25 separate operations were carried out across England, Scotland and Wales. Those arrested are suspected of being involved in a wide variety of cybercrimes including data theft, fraud and virus writing. One raid the BBC witnessed targeted a man suspected of involvement in a 2012 hack attack on web giant Yahoo. Stolen data The week-long series of operations was co-ordinated by the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) as well as specialist officers from regional organised crime squads and the Metropolitan Police. West Midlands police arrested a 23-year-old man in Sutton Coldfield who is believed to have been involved in breaking into the network of the US defence department in June 2014. The biggest operation saw the arrest of 25 people in London and Essex suspected of using the net to steal money, launder cash and carry out other frauds.The hackers behind that attack stole contact information for about 800 people and data on the network’s internal architecture was also pilfered.Eyewitness: Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology correspondent I was with one of the teams from the National Crime Agency as they carried out an arrest this week at a flat in north London. One group had tracked the suspect, a […]

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