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Talk Talk hack investigation led to a fifth arrest by the UK police

Talk Talk hack investigation led to a fifth arrest by the UK police

According to the international news agency, Reuters in London, the British police have stated that there has been the fifth arrest of an 18- year- old youth from Wales. The youth is said to be involved in the cyber attack on the telecom company Talk Talk.

The British police went searching an address in the town of Llanelli and took the 18- year- old youth into custody on suspicion of blackmail. There was no personal information given out by the officials regarding the youth.

On Oct. 23, Talk Talk received a ransom demand mail from an unidentified source who claimed responsibility for the attack. Talk Talk also confirmed the email came directly into the corporate email account of Chief Executive Dido Harding.

There are four more suspects who have been arrested as part of the investigation into the Talk Talk scam. There were three younger suspects and one 20- year- old man. Under the Computer Misuse Act offences, all four are held suspicious and have been bailed with pending further inquiries.

According to experts, the Oct. 21 attack appeared to make use of well- established hacking techniques. This resulted in the theft of crucial data from some of the broadband and phone provider’s 4 million customers.

About Ali Raza

Ali is a freelance journalist, having 5 years of experience in web journalism and marketing. He contributes to various online publications. With a master degree, now he combines his passions for writing about internet security and technology. When he is not working, he loves traveling and playing games.

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