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15-year old arrested over TalkTalk hack

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Staff writer ▼ | October 27, 2015
A 15-year old boy in Northern Ireland has been arrested in connection with the cyber attack on TalkTalk.
Hacker   Scotland Yard and Computer Misuse Act
Scotland Yard said a house in County Antrim was searched at around 16:20 BST on Monday. The boy was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences and is now being questioned by police at County Antrim police station, freshbusinessthinking reports.

A criminal investigation was launched by the Metropolitan Police last week after TalkTalk said its website had been hacked, putting its four million customers' data at risk.

However, over the weekend, TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding said the attack was "smaller" than first thought.

TalkTalk's share prices dropped by 12% on Monday as customers grew increasingly frustrated over the company's handling of the attack. Some have complained that TalkTalk has not contacted them and others have criticised the company for not waiving its cancellation fee in the wake of the hack.

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