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Five teens accused of breaking into the telecom

At the end of October, a cyberatak took place at the British telecommunications company TalkTalk. A few days later the police made their first arrests, and now stopped the last member of the group responsible for the crime. It turned out that it was a total of five teenagers.

On October 23 of this year, hacking took place on the computer network of the British telecommunications operator TalkTalk, where stolen data of its customers, including names, phone numbers, email addresses and bank account numbers. Shortly thereafter, the company received a ransom claim in exchange for abandoning the disclosure of this data on the network.

Initially it was not known how many of the 4 million customer data was stolen. After two weeks, the investigation found that there were just over 156,000 and less than 16,000 bank account numbers.

The police were lucky enough to catch up with the hackers and after a few days had the first offenders behind the bars. A total of five people aged between 15 and 20 were arrested in Northern Ireland, London, Norwich and Staffordshire. All charges against computer crimes and blackmail have been put forward.