Scotland Yard arrests female computer hacking suspect
Plods continue Op Tuleta against Fleet Street trickery
Scotland Yard officers arrested a 45-year-old woman this morning over alleged breaches of privacy.
The unnamed suspect is being quizzed by Operation Tuleta officers at a South London cop shop while her home is searched.
She was cuffed on suspicion of conspiring to commit offences under Sections 1 and 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and Sections 1 and 2 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, police said.
Officers added: "This arrest is not directly linked to any news organisation nor the activities of journalists."
Op Tuleta is a probe into alleged computer hacking and is related to the Met's voicemail interception investigation (Op Weeting) and claims of bribes to police and officials (Op Elveden). ®
It's noteworthy that on one hand they refuse to prosecute BT/Vodafone and all the others for illegally intercepting and sharing communications, but individuals seem to be fair game where RIPA is concerned. This is the same law that the telecoms industry gets to ignore with impunity.
It's nice to have a change from all those Reg headlines that state "male hacker arrested". Oh wait, The Reg never does actually specify gender unless they think they can get a few extra clicks by printing the word "female". So when do the Reg and the Daily Mail finally complete their merger?
That's up there with headlines such as.
"Woman awarded OBE for her contribution to 'driving efficiently'"
"Husband finds out wife's credit card transactions were for 'very useful items'"
"Angela Merkel returns from Greek holiday to find Germany has left the Euro"
"Cops cuff woman for speeding in her tractor- she admits "trying to get home so her man wouldn't find the fridge was empty""