Arrest Made Over TalkTalk Hacking

Arrest Made Over TalkTalk Hacking

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a 15 year old boy from Country Antrim, Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.

A search of his address and ongoing enquiries are continuing.

TalkTalk themselves have released a statement saying the attack was less serious than originally thought. They say their website was attacked but their core systems remained secure:

On its own, none of the data that may have been accessed could be used to leave you financially worse off.
We don’t store unencrypted credit or debit card data on our site, so any card details which may have been accessed have the 6 middle digits blanked out. For example, it would appear as 012345XXXXXX6789. This means it can’t be used for financial transactions.
No My Account passwords have been accessed.
No banking details were taken that you won’t already be sharing with people when you write a cheque or give to someone so they can pay money into your account.


TalkTalk doesn’t telephone customers and ask for private details or passwords. If you do receive a suspicious call they recommend calling 0800 083 2710.

TalkTalk has set up a website page dedicated to the hacking attack, where more information can be found:

The National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre website also has helpful information on what to do if you believe you have a victim of the TalkTalk hacking attack: