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Two arrested in blackmail plot against online gaming site

13th August 2013 8:16 am GMT

Police in Britain have arrested two people in connection with a multi-million pound blackmail plot against a Manchester-based online gaming company.

Two Polish nationals, Piotr Smirnaw and Patryk Surmack, were arrested last week at Heathrow Airport and appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with two offences of blackmail and one offence of unauthorised acts on computers under the Computer Misuse Act of 1990.

The men are alleged to have launched a 36-hour distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) [...]

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