A 15 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of taking part in the cyber-attack on TalkTalk UK internet service provider.

The teenager was taken into custody after police raided his family home in Northern Ireland.
Computer experts are also carefully examining the boy’s PC and other gadgets for links to the data breach. A spokesman for the technology giant said:

    ‘TalkTalk can confirm that we have been informed by the Metropolitan Police of the arrest of a suspect in connection with the cyber-attack on our website on October 21.

Criminals posing as TalkTalk technicians have been hijacking customers’ computers, stealing cash and even threatening rape. The scammers ask victims to allow remote access to their computer and then offer to pay compensation for the disruption into their bank account. Later they claim they have overpaid the compensation and asking for the money back, which requires the victims to type in bank details and make an electronic transfer.
However no money is put into the customer’s account. If people refuse to pay up, the hackers are often abusive and lock them out of their computer unless they pay a ransom.

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