Hackers threaten revenge over hotline attack arrests
A hacking group has threatened to retaliate after two of its members were arrested for targeting an anti-terror hotline.
The TeamPoison hacking group last week recorded an anti-terror hotline conversation between officials, leading to the arrest of two teenage members.
The group used its Twitter account to highlight a Pastebin post calling for hackers to join its action against security services, and comes after another weekend in which hacktivists targeted official UK websites.
“We will retaliate,” the group said of the arrests last week.
“We’ve lost the first and most important member of our team; our founder. Most importantly we lost a fighter for freedom, a fighter against corruption,” the group said in its statement.
“Most of you think that this is end of TeamPoison and that this is end of our fight – it’s just started.”
TeamPoison called for more hackers to get involved in action against official targets, despite the obvious risks of being caught.
The threats came as hacktivists linked to Anonymous again targeted UK security services over the weekend, with attacks on GCHQ and the Home Office claiming mixed success.