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British man arrested in Christmas Day hack attack on Sony, Xbox
British man arrested in Christmas Day hack attack on Sony, Xbox

An 18-year-old man in northwest England was arrested in connection with a Christmas Day hacking of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network Internet services. British officers working with the FBI arrested the man on “suspicion of unauthorized access to computer material,” and of threats to kill, Merseyside Police said in a statement. The Internet services were pushed offline on Dec. 25, and hackers known as the Lizard Squad later claimed responsibility. The video-game networks were hacked on the same day that the film “The Interview” was released online, after major U.S. theaters decided not to show the movie last...

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