TalkTalk hacking: Around 21,000 bank details accessed

Around 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes were accessed in the TalkTalk cyber attack, the firm said on Friday.

ITV News understands the bank details were unencrypted.

The firm insisted the data hacked was "significantly less than originally suspected".

Earlier, police confirmed that a second boy has been arrested in connection with the alleged attack.

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Man, 18, arrested in connection with TalkTalk hack

The cyber attack cost TalkTalk up to £35 million. Credit: PA

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of blackmail over the TalkTalk hack.

Personal details of thousands of customers were accessed in the cyber attack at the end of last month.

It is the fifth arrest in a Met Police investigation into alleged data theft from the communications company.

Police said the teenager was detained at an address in Llanelli, Wales and remains in custody.

A 15-year-old boy from County Antrim, two 16-year-old boys from Feltham and Norwich and a 20-year-old man from Staffordshire have also been arrested over the hack.

All were questioned on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences and were released on bail.

Boy, 16, arrested in connection with TalkTalk hacking

Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Credit: PA

A 16-year-old boy has become the fourth person arrested in connection with the cyber attack on telecoms company TalkTalk.

The teenager was arrested in Norwich on Tuesday evening, Scotland Yard said.

He remained in custody at a local police station as searches continued at the property where he was detained.

A 20-year-old man from Staffordshire, a 16-year-old boy from London and a 15-year-old boy County Antrim in Northern Ireland have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "On the evening of Tuesday, 3 November, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit and officers from the National Crime Agency executed a search warrant at an address in Norwich.

"A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the address on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He currently remains in custody at a local police station."



Paisley: Respect family involved with TalkTalk hack

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has appealed to the press on behalf of the family of a 15-year-old boy allegedly involved in the TalkTalk hacking case to respect their request for privacy.

The family are trying to come to terms with this situation and although they appreciate the wide public and press interest in this matter, can I appeal for the press to cease contacting the family at their home.

They cannot comment publicly and the teenager in question cannot make any public comments.

I would appeal to the press to respect the family’s request for privacy and allow the process of law and order to run its course.

– Ian Paisley MP

TalkTalk refuses to waive contract termination fees

TalkTalk says it will not waive termination fees for customers wanting to end their contracts unless money has been stolen from them.

TalkTalk refuses to waive contract termination fees. Credit: PA

In the unlikely event that money is stolen from a customer’s bank account as a direct result of the cyber attack (rather than as a result of any other information given out by a customer) then as a gesture of goodwill, on a case by case basis, we will waive termination fees.

– TalkTalk statement

In a statement on its website, the said it would only consider a request to leave without a termination fee if a customer:

  • Money had been talk from their account without consent and as a result incurred a financial loss
  • The money was taken on or after the 21 October 2015.
  • The customer has contacted Action Fraud and obtained a Crime Reference Number.

Boy, 15, arrested over TalkTalk hacking

A 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland has been arrested in connection with the TalkTalk security breach.

Credit: PA

The Metropolitan Police said the boy, from County Antrim, was arrested at around 4:20pm today by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.

He has been taken into custody at a County Antrim police station where he will later be interviewed.

A search of the address is ongoing and enquiries continue.

– Metropolitan Police statement
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