An eighteen-year-old man from Huddersfield has been released on bail as part of an investigation in to hacking by the National Crime Agency. Five other men across the country were also arrested for allegedly using 'Lizard Stresser' - a programme that can take websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.
All six men are suspected of maliciously deploying Lizard Stresser, having bought the tool using alternative payment services such as Bitcoin in a bid to remain anonymous. Organisations believed to have been targeted by the suspects include a leading national newspaper, a school, gaming companies and a number of online retailers.
Richard O'Dwyer will meet Keith Vaz MP today to discuss O'Dwyer's extradition to the USA. He is due to stand trial there accused of breaching copyright laws by creating a website linking users to pirated films. Mr Vaz has been a vocal critic of the UK's extradition treaty.
A youngster with cerebral palsy who had his electronic voice box stolen has received a replacement. Declan Gould uses the computer as his main way of communicating and was left isolated when thieves stole the device which helps him talk.