Glasgow man held after worldwide crackdown on computer crime

FBI agents and Europol — the European Union’s law enforcement agency — arrested 80 people in a series of raids. The massive operation targeted the alleged use of Blackshades software, which can remotely control people’s computers and webcams. A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 22-year-old man from Glasgow has been charged with offences under the Computer Misuse Act.” He is expected to appear at court a later date and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

During the operation, around 300 house searches were carried out worldwide. More than 1000 data storage devices were seized, including computers, laptops, mobile phones, external hard drives and USB memory sticks. The UK’s National Crime Agency confirmed 15 people were arrested in England and a 22-year-old man was held in St Andrews…

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