A man and two youths have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy discovered his online games had been stolen in what amounted to hacking. A police spokesman said the trio were arrested for stealing online games and warned that such an offence was equivalent to computer hacking. He said the 16-year-old boy had reported that 15 online games had been transferred without his consent in June. Investigations by officers of the Technology Crime Division of the Commercial Crime Bureau identified three game players in connection with the case. They first arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man in their homes in Quarry Bay and Wan Chai on Friday. The third suspect, a 17-year-old youth, was arrested in Western yesterday. Police said inquiries revealed that the victim's game account was logged back in to shortly after he left a cyber-game centre in Causeway Bay on June 10. His games were then transferred to some other accounts. Officers said that the trio were arrested for accessing other people's computers with criminal or dishonest intent. A spokesman said the Technology Crime Division had established a close working partnership with online game providers to ensure record checks were carried out speedily in order to curb the problem. He added that operators of online game centres had also been advised to keep efficient and up-to-date records of the use by game players.