UK Police has arrested an 18 year old boy for involving in cyber attacks on the PlayStation Network of Sony and Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming services during Christmas which was later claimed responsibility by the hacking group called Lizard Squad.

UK Teen arrested in connection with PSN, Xbox Live hacking

UK Teen arrested in connection with PSN, Xbox Live hacking

The teen was arrested on Friday at Southport under suspicion of computer hacking and sending threats to kill and swatting, which is a latest prank being played on celebrities in the US that recently included Tom Cruise that sees a Swat team or armed forces turn up on the doorstep.
The officers seized computers and other electronic devices from the UK cybercrime units which were working in conjunction with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Head of the South east Regional Organised Crime Unit, Craig Jones, said that the police is still in the early stage of investigation and they are working with FBI to identify more people who were a part of these attacks.
Jones said, “This investigation is a good example of joint law enforcement cooperation in relation to a type of criminality that is not restricted by any geographical boundaries. We are pursuing cybercriminals using the latest technology and working with businesses and academia to further develop specialist investigative capabilities to protect and reduce the risk to the public.”
Peter Goodman, Deputy Chief Constable said that this is an important arrest of a UK citizen who was suspected for involvement in serious cybercrime on both national and international stage and hence this arrest shows that the police will pursue the case and try to track down others who involve in the crime but are under the perception that their own homes can protect them and they can get away with anything they do.
After the arrest of a 22 year old last year, this is the second arrest from the Lizard Squad hacking group.