Teen arrested in TalkTalk hack (UPDATE2)

Ben Quinn and Miles Brignall report:

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website.

The arrest is the first major development since the phone and broadband provider said last week it had been hacked, prompting warnings from the company that the bank details and personal information of its four million customers may have been accessed.

The boy was arrested in County Antrim at about 4.20pm on Monday by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), working with detectives from the Metropolitan police’s cybercrime unit (MPCCU).

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act, police said. He was taken into custody at a County Antrim police station where he will be interviewed. A search of the address is under way and enquiries continue, police said.

Read more on The Guardian.

Update1: The teen has been named by The Telegraph (Link subsequently deleted).

Update2: The Telegraph subsequently deleted its article naming the youth, but because the url embedded his name, I am deleting the now-404 link.

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