Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/07/man_arrested_theresa_may/

Theresa May DDoS case: Man cuffed by eCops

Home Office topple coppers take trip to Stoke

By Anna Leach

Posted in Security, 7th November 2012 11:43 GMT

A man has been arrested in Stoke-on-Trent by police investigating a DDoS attack on Theresa May's website and the Home Office website in June.

The 41 year old was arrested this morning by officers from the eCrime unit. He was later bailed until December.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assisting or encouraging the denial of service attack that took down Theresa May's constituency website and the Home Office site five months ago.

Police confiscated computers, telephones and associated media storage devices from the man's home.

Officer Jason Tunn from the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit said that officers were committed to combating and prosecuting cyber criminality anywhere within the UK.

"Assisting and encouraging cyber crime is a serious matter" he said, "and I would advise all persons to consider their actions and any possible future consequences prior to posting any material online.” ®