Talktalk Data Theft: 15-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Northern Ireland

Posted: Oct 27 2015, 8:40am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 27 2015, 8:33pm CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News


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Following the alleged data theft that occurred on the TalkTalk website, a 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland has been arrested in connection with the incident which may have led to a massive identity theft of customers of the organization.

At about 16:20 hours on Monday, October 26, a team of policemen from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) together with detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) marched off to a given address in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, with search warrant in hand where the young lad was arrested.

The unnamed teen was taken away on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act; and he will soon be interviewed at a police station in County Antrim where he is currently placed in custody.

The operation leading to the arrest of the young teenager was coordinated by MPCCU detectives, officers of the PSNI’s Cyber Crime Center, together with the National Crime Agency. Detectives continue to search the residence address of the 15-year-old boy to look for all clues – physical and digital, linking him and others to the alleged crime.

"We know this has been a worrying time for customers and we are grateful for the swift response and hard work of the police,” TalkTalk said in a statement. “We will continue to assist with the ongoing investigation. In the meantime, we advise customers to visit us to obtain for updates and information regarding this incident."

The police advice anyone who has reason to believe he has been affected by the data breach to visit TalkTalk for action, while further advice on protecting your identity online can be accessed at Get Safe Online.

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