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15-year-old arrested over TalkTalk hack
A 15-year-old teenager has been arrested in Northern Ireland by law enforcement over their alleged role in the TalkTalk hack. In a statement released late Monday, the UK Metropolitan Police force said the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) executed a search warrant and arrested a 15-year-old boy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The police force says the teenager has been arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences, namely, in connection with the cyberattack launched against UK telecoms firm TalkTalk and the subsequent theft of data belonging to millions of customers.