MLT – Suspected member of TeamPoison hacking gang arrested

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A teenage boy, believed to go by the online handle “MLT” and to be a member of the notorious TeamPoison hacking gang, has been arrested by British police.

The 17-year-old was arrested in Newcastle on Wednesday evening, and is being questioned about offences under the Computer Misuse Act. Computer equipment has been seized for forensic analysis – and no doubt investigators are hoping that they may find digital clues which could help uncover other suspected hackers.

The authorities, no doubt, will be hoping to confirm that they have arrested the correct man. Certainly, MLT’s Twitter account has been silent since 6:27pm on Wednesday evening.

The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation by the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) division of the Metropolitan Police into various hacking gangs who have made headlines in the last…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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