Two men arrested in UK over plot to hack Microsoft and steal customer data

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Two men have been arrested in the United Kingdom, under suspicion of their involvement in an alleged plot to hack Microsoft and steal customer data. Both of the men - a 22-year-old from Sleaford, Lincolnshire; and a 25-year-old from Bracknell, Berkshire - have been charged under the Computer Misuse Act, and were allegedly involved in repeated efforts to gain unauthorized access to Microsoft's systems during the first three months of this year.

Detectives from the UK's South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (Serocu) carried out raids and detained devices believed to have been used as part of the hacking attempts. As part of its investigation, Serocu coordinated with the UK's National Cyber Crime Unit, Europol, and the FBI, as well as with Microsoft itself.

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