Hackers have reportedly been able to eavesdrop on highly-sensitive police counter-terrorism conversations, and post the recordings online. A group calling themselves Team Poison said that it was "easy" to bypass security and drop "a 24-hour phone bomb" on elite security officers. The group, known on Twitter as TeaMp0isoN, is understood to have hit Scotland Yard with 700 calls before an American-sounding caller, using the name 'Trick', informed them that they were being "pranked". Detectives said that they were investigating after a number of recordings were posted on YouTube. The clips include what is thought to be officers discussing a counter terrorism operation while the hackers listen in.

Another features Trick identifying himself and telling an officer that "knowledge is power", before adding: "We embarrass governments and f**k the police." Trick, who is said to be a 17-year-old who founded TeaMp0isoN in 2010, emailed the PA to claim that the calls were taken by MI6. However, PA believes that they were actually picked up by the Metropolitan Police's Anti-Terrorist Hotline. The teenager claimed that bypassing the outdated technology used by authorities was "easy". In a statement, police said that they have launched an investigation into the hacking attack.

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