Briton arrested over hack into U.S. Department of Defense

Michael Holden reports:

British detectives have arrested a man suspected of being part of a group which hacked into the U.S. Department of Defense last year, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Friday.

The NCA said the 23-year-old, arrested in Sutton Coldfield in central England on Wednesday, is accused of taking part in the cyber attack, which obtained contact details for about 800 of the department’s staff worldwide, such as email addresses and phone numbers.

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The paste of August 27, 2014 that the report refers to is still online, as are the screencaps showing the personal information, so DataBreaches.net is not linking to them.

The identity of the man arrested has not yet been revealed.

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