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Old 01-16-2015, 01:24 PM   #1
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UK Man Arrested in Connection with PSN and Xbox Live Attacks


GameSpot is reporting that an 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live DDoS attacks on Christmas day.

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An 18-year-old has been arrested as part of an international investigation into the Christmas Day PlayStation Network and Xbox Live DDoS attacks.

The man was arrested this morning in Southport, a seaside town based in Merseyside, England. He is being held on suspicion of unauthorized access to computer material, unauthorized access with intent to commit further offenses, and "threats to kill."

GameSpot has confirmed with the Thames Valley Police that the man was arrested in connection with the investigation into the PSN and Xbox Live attacks, as well as on suspicion of being involved with "swatting." Swatting is a criminal offense where people make phony emergency calls to the police in order to send armed police to their home.

The arrest was made as part of a joint effort between UK cybercrime authorities, including the South East Regional Organized Crime Unit and the National Cyber Crime Unit, and the FBI.

As part of the arrest, authorities seized numerous "electronic and digital devices" that will be examined by forensics units.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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Hoooray!!!! If the penalty for this were the electric chair, we'd see a lot fewer cases.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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"Swatting"? Sounds a bit mentally/socially unbalanced...hmm, sounds a bit stereotypical of hackers to me.
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:15 AM   #4
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Hoooray!!!! If the penalty for this were the electric chair, we'd see a lot fewer cases.
A live stream of the police waterboarding the suspect would get a ton of views!
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:27 AM   #5
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A live stream of the police waterboarding the suspect would get a ton of views!
On Twitch. Not on Youtube before take down notice from Nintendo for using the "One-Up" sound effect.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:00 PM   #6
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So MAYBE one of these days PSN will FINALLY start acting normal for me again? My problems have persisted since this thing was first acknowledged.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:56 PM   #7
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So MAYBE one of these days PSN will FINALLY start acting normal for me again? My problems have persisted since this thing was first acknowledged.
That's cause your PS4 is tired of watching you touch your PSP in that way, you PSP-freak you :P
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:48 PM   #8
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That's cause your PS4 is tired of watching you touch your PSP in that way, you PSP-freak you :P
Actually, I've used it like twice in the last year or so, lol. Still love it, just don't use at much, mainly less time.
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