The City of London Police on Friday revealed that it has arrested a 17-year-old teenager from Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking.
“On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking,” the agency said, adding “He remains in police custody.”
The department said the arrest was made as part of an investigation in partnership with the U.K. National Crime Agency’s cyber crime unit.
No further details about the nature of the investigation were disclosed, although it’s suspected that the law enforcement action may have something to do with the recent string of high-profile hacks aimed at Uber and Rockstar Games.
According to cybersecurity company Flashpoint, the real world identity of the hacker behind the two incidents is said to have been outed on an online illicit forum.
“The administrator for that forum claimed that teapotuberhacker was the same individual who had allegedly hacked Microsoft and ‘owned’ Doxbin,” the company disclosed Friday.