UK: Teenager appears in court over TalkTalk cyber-attack

The Press Association reports:

A teenager has appeared in court accused of hacking the internet company TalkTalk to obtain customer data before asking for a six-figure blackmail payment in bitcoin.

Daniel Kelley, 19, appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Tuesday accused of demanding 465 bitcoins, worth about £216,000, from the company after allegedly carrying out a cyber-attack on its website in October last year.

He is also accused of carrying out similar attacks and making blackmail demands against other companies and their workers, including cigarette lighter manufacturer Zippo and an educational business in Queensland, Australia, in 2015.

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