Metropolitan Police arrest second teenager over TalkTalk hack (Wired UK)


Police have arrested a second teenager over the alleged hacking of the data of millions of TalkTalk customers.

A 16-year-old was arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s Cyber Crime Unit on 29 October, police said.

The second teen was arrested in Feltham, Greater London — as police conducted a search of his home — under suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences, a press release from the Met said.

This follows the arrest and bailing of a 15-year-old in Northern Ireland earlier this week.

The ISP’s website was hit by a “significant and sustained” cyber attack last week, which saw thousands of customer details potentially being compromised.

In an update provided at the start of the week, TalkTalk said the amount of financial data stolen from its systems “materially lower” than expected, and said that the attack was on its public-facing website and not its core systems.

Police have also searched a home in Liverpool and investigations are ongoing.

More to follow

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30 October 2015 | 8:48 am – Source:


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