In an email to Sputnik, The South East Regional Organized Crime Unit (SEROCU) said it was unable to comment on any speculation around links to the CIA:
"The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) can confirm we have arrested a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday (9/2) in the East Midlands on suspicion of conspiracy to commit Unauthorized access to computer material contrary to Section 1 Computer Misuse Act 1990, conspiracy to commit unauthorized access with intent to commit further offences contrary to Section 2 Computer Misuse Act 1990 and conspiracy to commit unauthorized acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing operation of a computer contrary to Section 3 Computer Misuse Act 1990."
Adding, "no further information will be released at this stage."
You can not arrest an idea— cracka (@_Phphax) October 20, 2015
The Daily Dot has been told via direct messages on Twitter that the alleged hacker, known as "Cracka" had released the personal information of 31,000 government agents.
The hacker's associate, "Cubed", told the Daily Dot that "Cracka" had been released on "unconditional bail." Another associate of the alleged hacker said that British authorities had confiscated "Cracka's" computers and electronic equipment.
— Dêfãult Vírüsa (@_d3f4ult) October 20, 2015
According to the Internet news site, "Cracka" claimed to have hacked the personal email account of US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper and US President Barack Obama's science and technology adviser, forwarding his calls to the Free Palestine movement, in January.