Another teenager arrested in connection to TalkTalk hack
A 16-year-old boy from Norwich has become the fourth person arrested in connection with the investigation into the TalkTalk data breach.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit and officers from the National Crime Agency arrested him at his home Tuesday evening, and they are continuing a search at the address.
The teenager, arrested on on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences, is currently being held in custody at a local police station.
Before him, the authorities have arrested three more people in Northern Ireland, Feltham and Staffordshire. All three have since been bailed to different dates.
Last week TalkTalk came out with more definite numbers regarding what data was stolen in the breach – less than 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes, less than 28,000 obscured credit and debit card details, less than 15,000 customer dates of birth, and less than 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers – and finally began notifying affected customers.
Too little, too late for some, as the stolen information had already been misused by fraudsters to scam pensioners.