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London Teen Arrested In TalkTalk Hack

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 garlic    2,639

Interesting that the hack was first blamed on a Russian Islamic Jihad hacker group, yet they have
arrested a 16 year old boy in London and a 15 year old boy from Northern Ireland. Those darn kids!

Just wait, the next report will read, "TalkTalk Hackers Leaned Hacking Skills from Youtube Video."


Second teenager arrested over TalkTalk data breach

Police confirm 16-year-old from west London held over alleged theft of thousands of TalkTalk
customer’s data

Police have made a second arrest in relation to the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Feltham, west London, Metropolitan police said on Friday. He was released on bail until a date yet to be confirmed.

The arrest came days after a 15-year-old boy was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the cyber-attack, which prompted warnings from the phone and broadband provider that the bank details and personal information of its 4 million customers may have been accessed.




TalkTalk hack: Police arrest second teen

In an update on its website, TalkTalk said hackers accessed at most:

  • 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes
  • 28,000 obscured credit and debit card details, with the middle six digits removed
  • 15,000 customer dates of birth
  • 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers

The company said it would be writing to all affected customers to let them know what information had been accessed.



Cyber security consultant and former Scotland Yard detective Adrian Culley told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that a Russian Islamist group had posted online to claim responsibility for the attacks.

He said hackers claiming to be a cyber-jihadi group had posted data which appeared to be TalkTalk
customers' private information - although he stressed their claim was yet to be verified or investigated.


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