Second teenager arrested in connection with TalkTalk hack

Police have arrested a second teenage boy in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

On Thursday, 29 October, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) executed a search warrant at an address in Feltham. At the address, a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He has now been bailed – we await confirmation of the bail date.

A search of the residential address in Feltham has been completed. Officers have also searched a residential address in Liverpool.

Enquiries by the MPCUU supported by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) continue.

A 15-year-old boy from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was arrested on Monday, 26 October, by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), working with detectives from the Cyber Crime Unit on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.

He was taken into custody at a County Antrim police station and has since been bailed to a date in November.

Detectives from the MPCCU continue to investigative and have launched a joint investigation with the PSNI’s Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) and the NCA.

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