The Third Suspect in TalkTalk Case ArrestedAdded: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Another person has been arrested in the investigation of the hacking attack against the UK telecoms giant TalkTalk. A 20-year-old man is being held on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act and remains in custody at the UK police station.
We remind you that two teenagers have previously been arrested in connection with the alleged massive hack. The first suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was held on suspicion of computer misuse after a search of his home and then bailed until a later date. Then, a 15-year-old boy was also arrested and bailed until a date in November. It should also be noted that the hack in question is the 3rd to have hit TalkTalk in the last 12 months. Almost a year ago, one of the telecoms giant’s suppliers suffered an internal data breach that exposed some non-financial customer data. Then the company hosting the mobile.talktalk.co.uk website was also hacked.
The UK authorities confirm that the Metropolitan police, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the National Crime Agency are carrying out the investigation. They also informed the press that the police have also carried out a search at a residential property in Liverpool in connection with the attack.
On 21 October, TalkTalk experienced a “significant and sustained” attack on its website, which resulted in fears that 4 million people may have had their bank details stolen. TalkTalk has since said that the stolen data was “significantly less than originally suspected”, as in fact there was fewer than 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes accessed. At the same time, around 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers were compromised, as well as about 28,000 obscured credit and debit card details and 15,000 customer dates of birth.
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