Met Police Take To Twitter

The Metropolitan Police have joined hacking groups in using Twitter as a free publicity platform to get their message out there. The idea is to warn cyber criminals that they will not let up when it comes tracking them down.

They commented “the investigation into the criminal activity of so-called ‘hackivist’ groups Anonymous and LulzSec continues.”

“Under UK law it is an offence if a person acts from within the UK upon a computer anywhere else in the world. It is also an offence for someone anywhere else in the world to criminally affect a computer within the UK,” the tweet stated.

A link attached to the Tweet then elaborated on how anyone risking accessing a computer without authority would face imprisonment.

The move to Twitter has come after the arrest of Jake Davis. The 18-year-old Shetland resident who identifies himself as ‘Topiary’ online is facing a total of five charges involving a number of attacks on corporate and governmental bodies.

It seems that now Anonymous at least is turning it’s attention to the US and has already promised a number of attacks on American governmental bodies. Outside of a ‘free Topiary’ campaign the group is yet to announce another operation on British soil.

A recent Tweet read, “NSA, CIA, FBI, YOUNAMEIT: You all have our data. How about the public receives all of your data? Working on it.”

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