UK Teen Charged With Hacking Instagram Account, Blackmailing Owner
Security Update : UK police arrested a sixteen-year-old teenager from Croxteh, a suburb of Liverpool, on charges of hacking, blackmail, and fraud, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Police arrested the unnamed teenager on July 1, around 7:30 AM, after
officers from the Titan and the Merseyside Police departments executed a Computer Misuse Act warrant at the teen’s home.
Police officers said they’re investigating allegations that the teen hacked into the Instagram account of a person living in another country.
The victim’s Instagram account had thousands of followers, and the teen tried to blackmail the original author, asking for money in return for control over the hacked account.
Further, Titan Police also said the teen is under investigation for hacking into an online shopping account, which he used to make fraudulent purchases that were redirected to ano… (read more)