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The City of London Police on Friday revealed that it has arrested a 17-year-old teenager from Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking.

“On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking,” the agency said, adding “he remains in police custody.”

The department said the arrest was made as part of an investigation in partnership with the U.K. National Crime Agency’s cyber crime unit.

No further details about the nature of the investigation were disclosed, although it’s suspected that the law enforcement action may have something to do with the recent string of high-profile hacks aimed at Uber and Rockstar Games.

Both the intrusions are alleged to have been committed by the same threat actor, who goes by the name Tea Pot (aka teapotuberhacker).

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