A teenager thought to be at the heart of a Minecraft gamers squabble has been arrested after a mass bomb hoax closed hundreds of schools and colleges across the UK. Hertfordshire police detained the 19-year-old following 24,000 threats to schools were warned of a bomb attack , and asking for cash. The emails were spoofed to make it appear as if the emails were sent by a gaming network called VeltPvP. VeltPvP, which is a Minecraft player against-player server, is the same kind of service that businesses use to sell their products to gamers. Following a massive bomb hoax that shut down schools in hundreds across the UK The teenager believed to be at the centre of a Minecraft gamers' feud was arrested by Hertfordshire police. The 19-year-old was arrested by Hertfordshire police after 24,000 emails were sent out to schools warning of an impending attack These emails were sent to disable VeltPvP and were intended to cause the abuse of the domain to be suspended. The National Crime Agency (NCA) declared that there was 'no credible threat to the emails' received this week. Two MORE Beasts are now heading towards East to bring... Advertisers warn Facebook that Facebook is not doing enough They acknowledged that they were aware of the concerns of parents and teachers, but stressed that there was no credible threat from the emails sent to schools. Minecraft Games "However we take the information seriously. Since this is a live investigation we are unable to comment further.' In the wake of the hoax email bombs the school was surrounded by signs Cardinal Road School in Feltham Those involved in the feud said that their adversaries had engaged in illegal activities to hinder one another's business. It's horrible, it's not the nicest thing', one hoaxers involved was asked if they regretted the effect the letters had had on the school pupils who were forced to leave. In blaming VeltPvP, the hoaxer said VeltPvP was involved in a campaign of Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks - which he claims were employed to try and stop other rival Minecraft servers. Parents were asked to pick up their children following the threat of a bomb hoax email VeltPvP released a statement that stated that they were being harassed and hounded by cybercriminals. minecraft "We are extremely sorry for anyone who has been affected by this, but we want to let you know that it is fake." The email was sent to more than 400 schools and colleges across the country. It claimed that a bomb had already been planted and would explode if the money was not provided. Cardinal Road School in Feltham, west London, was among the schools sent the hoax email Police forces in London, Bristol, Liverpool, Bedfordshire and the the North East were among those conducting an investigation. Some parents requested to be allowed to pick up their children from school due to concerns over the emails. Six schools in Hertfordshire were also affected: Abbots Hill, Valley School, Stevenage, The Sele School, Duncombe School, Stanborough School, Watford, St Albans High School, and Valley School.
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