Teen arrested for Black Op against Call of Duty: Black Ops

10 Dec 201061 Views

A teenager in Manchester has been arrested under the UK Computer Misuse Act after he allegedly managed to hack into the Call of Duty: Black Ops servers and change the games rules.

The 17-year-old used a program called ‘Phenom Booter’ to launch a denial of services attack and alter the rules.

This allowed some players to score highly while others were completely blocked.

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Manchester Metropolitan Police said the incident of hacking could often be the precursor to further forms of online crime.

The software used to hack into the Call of Duty: Black Ops servers was available to buy on a Call of Duty web forum.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years

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