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Met Police UK Adopts the Twitter Way, Tweets Warning to Hactivists

The Met has issued a warning to all would be hacktivist saying that the investigation into LulzSec and Anonymous are still going on, and anyone found guilty could be sentenced to up to 10 years of imprisonment.

Police, in a bid to have a greater impact of the warning, decided to issue the warning via Twitter - the microblogging platform, often used by the members of these hacking groups for drawing public attention to their works.

The move by the Met has come after the court appearance of the alleged LulzSec member, Jake Davis. The 18 year old teen from Shetland, is facing an overall of five charges including breaching into the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s website with a malicious motive.

“Anyone considering accessing a computer without authority should understand that such acts are unlawful and can carry a term of imprisonment,” the Met said via its main Twitter account, @metpoliceuk.

“Under UK legislation, it is an offence if a person acts from within the UK upon a computer anywhere else in the world. It is also an offence if someone anywhere else in the world to criminally affect a computer within the UK,” the Met added.

Meanwhile, in related news, six more people have been arrested for allegedly carrying out DDoS attack on a number of companies, including PayPal.