Feeds

Police arrest Forces Reunited ‘hacker’

Lancashire man bailed

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Police have questioned a Lancashire man suspected of hacking the Forces Reunited Web site.

The unnamed 29 year-old from Chorley, Lancashire was arrested and questioned last week by Wiltshire Police probing a cyber attack against the military equivalent of the popular Friends Reunited. After questioning, the man was released on police bail pending further inquiries, reports.

A number of computers were seized from the man’s address and will now undergo forensic examination. Wiltshire Police have issued a statement on the arrest here.

Wiltshire-based Forces Reunited enables acting and former members of the Armed Forces to renew contact with their former colleagues through the Net.

In a statement, Forces Reunited said it welcomed progress in the police investigation: "As the UK’s biggest Forces reunion site, with over 150,000 members, we take site security very seriously and are very pleased that our efforts to safeguard the site and our members are successful and prevented any serious damage being done." ®

Related Stories

Friends Reunited ditches sale, plans to go global
Sex, Text, Revenge etc. - 'spot the double standard'
SMS security risks highlighted by Friends Reunited hacking case
Sex, Text, Revenge, Hacking and Friends Reunited

External Links

The famous Sex, text, revenge t-shirt from our very own Cash 'n Carrion

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?