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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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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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