Third arrest in TalkTalk hacking probe

Source: Metropolitan Police

A third person has been arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

This afternoon, Saturday, 31 October, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) executed a search warrant at an address in Staffordshire.

A 20-year-old man [C] was arrested at the address on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He currently remains in custody at a local police station.

A search at the address is ongoing.

Enquiries by the MPCCU supported by officers from the NCA continue.

On Thursday, 29 October, detectives executed a search warrant at an address in Feltham. At the address, a 16-year-old boy [B] was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He has now been bailed to a date to be confirmed.

A 15-year-old boy [A] 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 continue to investigative and have launched a joint investigation with the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) and the NCA.
 

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