Teenager arrested for attack on Call of Duty servers

There's cheating and there's cheating

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."

When great games journalism isn't enough...
Something is wrong with games journalism and it's nothing to do with ethics.