Teenager arrested for attack on Call of Duty servers
A British teenager has been arrested after he was found to be using malicious software to launch a denial of service attack on Call of Duty servers.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by the 17-year-old from Manchester in order to help him boost his XP in the online modes of Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The teen gamer was arrested under the Computers Misuse Act after being tracked by police using his IP.
One detective, Paul Hoare said to the BBC: "Online gaming is a major retail sector with millions of titles being sold in the run-up to Christmas worldwide. Programs marketed in order to disrupt the online infrastructure not only affect individual players but have commercial and reputational consequences for the companies concerned."
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