FBI make arrest in South Yorkshire

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A SOUTH Yorkshire man has been arrested by officers from the FBI and the Metropolitan Police as part of an inquiry into computer hacking.

The man, aged 24, was arrested at an address in Mexborough near Doncaster at the same time a 20-year-old man from Wiltshire was arrested.

The arrests in South Yorkshire and Wiltshire are in connection with suspected offences under the cover of online identity “Kayla”, Scotland Yard said.

A spokesman said the men were arrested separately at addresses in Mexborough, near Doncaster, and Warminster.

He said the Doncaster address was searched by police and computer equipment was seized for examination.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said the arrests were linked to an ongoing international investigation into a number of cyber-attacks on international businesses and intelligence agencies.