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Police said they had made a "significant arrest" today following the 2014 cyber attacks on Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox systems.
An 18 year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material and officers from the National Cyber Crime Unit seized electronic and digital devices from the teenager's Boundary Street home in Southport.
Deputy Chief Constable Peter Goodman, national policing lead for cyber security, said: "This arrest demonstrates that we will pursue those who commit crime with the false perception they are protected within their own homes or hiding behind anonymous online personas."
An 18-year-old man has been arrested following the cyber attacks on Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox systems last year.
The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit said the teenager was arrested in Merseyside in a joint British and FBI-led operation.
The teenager is being held in Southport, Merseyside, on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material.
Microsoft is reportedly in advanced talks to buy Mojang, the maker of the hit game 'Minecraft' for $2 billion.
Minecraft is currently the number one paid for game in the Apple App Store.
Computer firm Microsoft is hurrying to fix a bug with the Internet Explorer browser after it emerged that hackers have already exploited the glitch with attacks on US companies.
Microsoft said the bug could allow hackers to take over a computer, install malicious programmes and create user accounts.
Cybersecurity firm FireEye said so far there had been "targeted attacks seemingly against U.S.-based firms, currently tied to defence and financial sectors".
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Technology giant Microsoft has confirmed changes in its data policy after it admitted scanning the Hotmail email account - which it owns and operates - of a French internet blogger to gather evidence over possible information leaks.
It was claimed a former employee had leaked confidential copies of the Windows 8 operating system before it was released to the public.
In a statement, Microsoft said in the future they will use an independent legal team to analyse whether or not they have the right to search personal accounts.
Vice president John Frank said they were "aware they needed to work to keep customer trust...and that privacy is incredibly important to us."
Microsoft has announced Bill Gates, previously chairman of the board of directors, will assume a new role on the board as founder and technology advisor, in a shake-up that will see Satya Nadella become CEO.
Microsoft said Gates, who founded the company in 1975, will devote more time to the company, supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction.
John Thompson, lead independent director for the board of directors, will assume the role of chairman of the board of directors and remain an independent director on the board.
Microsoft has named Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately, after a five month long search to find Steve Ballmer's successor.
Nadella joined the compnay in 1992 and was charged with overseeing the company’s move to the cloud and the development of the cloud infrastructures that support Bing, Xbox, Office and other services.
“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder
Nadella is the third person to lead Microsoft since Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded the company in 1975.