An 18 year old man in the UK has been arrested for DDOS attacks on the Sony PlayStation and Xbox networks in 2014.
The arrest comes after a joint investigation by the FBI and the UK’s SEROCU Cyber Crime Unit, the man was also arrested for ‘Swatting‘.
An 18-year-old man was arrested this morning (16/1) in Boundary Street, Southport on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material contrary to section 1 of Computer Misuse Act 1990, unauthorised access with intent to commit further offences contrary to section 2 of Computer Misuse Act 1990 and threats to kill contrary to Section 16 of Offences against the person Act 1861.
A number of electronic and digital devices were seized to be examined by SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Forensic and eForensics Unit.
No details have been given on exactly when the DDOS attacks against the PlayStation and Xbox networks took place, although over the Christmas period both networks suffered attacks, so it is possible that this arrest could be related to those attacks.