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Third person arrested in link with TalkTalk data theft

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Police inspecting a suspected data hack at phone and broadband service provider TalkTalk have detained a third person.

October 31, on suspicion of Computer Misue Act offences this afternoon, a 20-year-old man was arrested at an address in Staffordshire.

A search of the address is currently being carried out by the the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU), as he remains in police custody.

On Thursday, October 29, on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misue Act, investigators questioned a 16-year-old boy from Feltham, west London. He has been released on bail since.

In connection with the cyber-attack which occurred last week, officers also searched a home in Liverpool.

In connection with the attack, a 15-year-old boy from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was arrested on Monday, October 26, and has been bailed to a date in late November.

Yesterday, TalkTalk declared, in the data breach, the bank account details of 21,000 customers were accessed and up to 28,000 debit and credit card details were also accessed.

Earlier today, Vodafone, mobile phone giant, said customer information had been attained by hackers over an unknown external source.



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