Police have arrested two West Midland teenagers in connection to an ongoing investigation into attacks on the Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism hotline, according to multiple reports.
Arrests were based on suspicion of offences underlined in the Malicious Communications Act and the Computer Misuse Act. The names of the arrested have not been released at this time.
The news comes after earlier reports of hacking group TeamPoison flooding the Scotland Yard hotline for 24-hours with phone calls.
By using a phone based denial-of-service (DOS) attack the hacking collective was able to block all incoming calls to the hotline. Teampoison was able to redirect calls to an outside server which greeted callers with the words "Teampoison."
Met police have stated that those recordings were not made through compromised internal systems and that the public could feel confident using the hotline.
"We are confident the communication systems have not been breached and remain, as they always have been, secure," said Met Police director of information Ailsa Beaton.
"We are satisfied that any recording would have been made via the receiving handset only and not from an attack on internal systems."
TeamPoison were led by a hacker calling himself 'Trick', who claimed to be aged just 17.
But police may have been able to track down Trick thanks to his own carelessness.
After getting in to an online dispute with another infamous hacker, known as The Jester, Trick sent Jester a screengrab of his computer via his Twitter account, annotated with a few barbed comments.
Unfortunately for Trick, the screenshot showed his browser with other tabs open, which included his Facebook account, and a classified advert for computer services in Coventry.
Trick subsequently denied on Twitter that the open Facebook account was his.
The arrests are the latest in a string of busts on hacktivisits connected with the Antisec movement. Along with Team Poison, police have hauled in members of Anonymous and LulzSec on computer misuse charges.
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