17 Year Old Arrested For Hacking Call Of Duty: Black Ops

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A 17 year old hacker from Manchester United Kingdom has been arrested for a hack that left Call of Duty: Black Ops out of commission. The hack was described as a “Denial of service” attack which left many people unable to access the game on PC.

The attack was facilitated via a malicious program called “Phenom Booter”, which was also being offered for sale on a web forum which allowed those playing Call of Duty to score more points while stopping other people playing the game.

After tracking down the attacker via his I.P address, Activision contacted local police to have the teenager arrested. The hacker is now in custody and awaiting further assessment. The Call of Duty franchise remains one of the most hacked game franchises on the market, to the point that people even manage to utilize hacks in the console versions of the game. If you have been affected by any related hacks then share your experiences with us in the comments.

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