Teenager Was Detained in UK over Allegations of HackingAdded: Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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A 15-year-old has been arrested in Glasgow over allegations of computer hacking. According to media reports, the FBI agents were seen sitting in on his questioning. The teenager was reportedly accused of trying to hack into the American crime agency’s computer system. As a result, the FBI agents had to travel to Glasgow to continue the work of the detectives who arrested the boy and searched his home.
Police Scotland officially confirmed a few days ago that after a search of a property in the Glasgow area, a 15-year-old schoolboy had been arrested over the alleged offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 which covers hacking and illegal access to computer content. The teenager has since been released from custody and is now subject of a report to the procurator-fiscal. There was no other information available about the fate of the young hacker, and the local media didn’t reveal whether, if prosecuted, he could face extradition to the United States.
It should be noted that just a few days ago, the UK police also arrested the alleged teen mastermind of hacking attacks on American government officials. In that case, the 16-year-old was suspected of infiltrating the personal email account of the CIA director, but it is unlikely that the Glasgow teenager's case is linked to that one. The industry experts also note that the Glasgow operation comes just months after the hacking collective Anonymous recognized a British citizen, 49, as the most dangerous hacker of all time for breaking into almost a hundred of Pentagon and NASA computers, deleting content, stealing passwords, and shutting down networks on military bases. At the moment, he is facing trial in the United States and up to 70 years in jail if convicted. Fortunately for him, Home Secretary blocked his extradition so far.
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
|seems like policing up this hacking is still virgin territory for police officials on proper jurisdictions . I just may be light years ahead of them because , as I see it, if he hacked in from another country, he should be extradited, also, not only is it an fbi problem, but also a cia problem! That being said, cia works with local authorities where he lives to extradite him back to the usa(fbi) to be tried by them and the cia due to international ties! cabiech!|
|posted by (2016-02-25 23:01:44)|
|nice point, now that u bring it up, i have no understanding as an american citizen why the FBI is involved at all, it would seem to be the role of the CIA to my understanding as it involves foreign soil. I always understood the FBI only dealt with internal or homeland soil matters.|
I'm actually about to research this just to understand, are we just phoning in misdirection, improper procedure, or is there a legitimate reason the FBI is the intermediary.
|posted by (2016-02-25 23:26:33)|
|If you are stupid enough to be hacked. you should be suffering the consequences. Is the USA extraditing people from China or Iran? The Empire extradites only citizens of "minion" countries.||
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