Boy, 17, who showed cyber criminals how to carry out a £42m attack on TalkTalk is given a 12 month rehabilitation order and has his phone confiscated

Thomas Burrows reports:

A 17-year-old boy who hacked TalkTalk has been given a 12-month youth rehabilitation order and had his iPhone and computer hard drive confiscated for his role in the multi-million pound data breach.

The boy, who was 16 at the time, used a software ‘hacking tool’ which uncovered the weakness before posting details on the internet.


Two of the charges related to the TalkTalk hack, while he also admitted targeting other websites including Manchester University, Cambridge University and Merit Badges, a small family company that supplies martial arts badges.

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