Two teenagers charged in connection with investigation into hacking group
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Detective Inspector Michael O'Sullivan, from the City of London Police, said:
“The City of London Police has been conducting an investigation into members of a hacking group. Two teenagers, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, have been charged in connection with this investigation and remain in police custody.
“Both teenagers have been charged with: three counts of unauthorised access to a computer with intent to impair the reliability of data; one count of fraud by false representation and one count of unauthorised access to a computer with intent to hinder access to data. The 16-year-old has also been charged with one count of causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorised access to a program.
“They will both appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court this morning (1 April 2022).”
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The media is reminded that both people charged in connection with this investigation are juveniles and therefore automatic reporting restrictions currently apply prohibiting the identification of the name, address, school or any matter likely to identify the individual.