The Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) has arrested a 17-year old suspected of involvement in hacker group Team Poison's Scotland Yard attack.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed the arrest on Thursday.
"We arrested a 17-year-old youth suspected of involvement in alleged offences against the Computer Misuse Act on Wednesday evening. We believe he operated using the online moniker ‘MLT'," a Metropolitan spokesman told V3.
MLT is the online name used by hacktivist group Team Poison's self-proclaimed spokesman. At the time of publishing, the Twitter account associated with MLT had remained silent since Wednesday night.
The youth is the third alleged Team Poison hacker to be detained by UK police. Police arrested two other suspected members aged 16 and 17 in April. One of the two is currently believed to be the group's leader, "Trick".
All three are believed to have contributed to an attack on one of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorism hotlines. The attack saw the group target the hotline using a phone based denial-of-service (DoS) attack to knock the service offline.
Team Poison is yet to release a statement on MLT's alleged arrest, though previously following Trick's detention the group had threatened to mount a series of revenge attacks against UK law enforcement.
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