A 28-year-old British man from Suffolk has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the US army and US government networks. The National Crime Agency [NCA] arrested the man under the Computer Misuse Act as he is suspected of “network intrusion offences.”
v3 reports that the head of the NCA’S National Cyber Crime Unit, Andy Archibald, said this arrest highlights the lengths the NCA are willing to go to in order to track down hackers. In a recent statement he said, “Cyber-criminals should be aware that no matter where in the world you commit cyber crime, even from remote places, you can and will be identified and held accountable for your actions. The NCA has well developed law enforcement alliances globally and we will pursue and deal robustly with cyber-criminals.”
Despite the UK NCA only being in service for a brief time, they have made several high profile arrest against those committing cyber crime.
The perpetrator at the centre of this case has been released on bail until February 2014.