15-year-old Boy Arrested Over the TalkTalk Hacking Attack

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talktalk-hacking-teen-boyShort Bytes: A 15-year-old has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the cyber-attack on the TalkTalk’s website. This news of 15-year-old hacker’s arrest has stunned the security experts as it was assumed that a group of ISIS terrorists or Russia was behind this massive data breach.

The UK phone and broadband provider TalkTalk has reported a recent hacking attack. The company’s website and computers have been breached 3 times in the past eight months. As a result, it’s being understood that the personal information of users and bank details are circulating on the dark web.

In connection with the cyber-attack on the TalkTalk’s website, a 15-year-old has been arrested in Northern Ireland.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences after a house search in County Antrim. He was taken into custody at a County Antrim police station where he will be interrogated.

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The official statement from TalkTalk said: “We know this has been a worrying time for customers and we are grateful for the swift response and hard work of the police. We will continue to assist with the ongoing investigation.”

This news of 15-year-old hacker’s arrest has stunned the security experts. Earlier, it was assumed that a group of ISIS terrorists or Russia was behind this massive data breach.

The phone and broadband provider TalkTalk has about 4 million customers and the company has been heavily criticized for its way of handling the cyber attacks. The company said that currently there’s no evidence that customers’ bank accounts have been affected.

“In the meantime, we advise customers to visit [our website] for updates and information regarding this incident,” a TalkTalk said.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]

4 thoughts on “15-year-old Boy Arrested Over the TalkTalk Hacking Attack”

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    Still though, any group or individual may be behind this. After all, it isn’t that hard to plant evidence nowadays. They may even convinced the teenager to play the victim, in exchange an one year subscription to XBOX Gold or anything similar

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    Still though, any group or individual may be behind this. After all, it isn't that hard to plant evidence nowadays. They may even convinced the teenager to play the victim, in exchange an one year subscription to XBOX Gold or anything similar

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