Two men have been arrested for their part in an alleged plan to hack into Microsoft’s network.
A 22-year-old from Sleaford and a 25-year-old from Bracknell were detained by police on Thursday.
It is believed that the men were involved in repeated attempts to infiltrate the Microsoft network between January and March this year.
Both were charged under the UK’s Computer Misuse Act that criminalises unauthorised access to computers.
Police said the pair were part of a larger group that was plotting the cyber-intrusion into the software giant’s systems, seeking to steal customer data.