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New arrest in TalkTalk investigation

News   •  Nov 03, 2015 21:27 GMT

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

On the evening of Tuesday, 3 November, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) and officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) executed a search warrant at an address in Norwich.

A 16-year-old boy [D] was arrested at the address on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He currently remains in custody at a local police station.

A search of the address is ongoing.

On Saturday, 31 October, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) and officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) executed a search warrant at an address in Staffordshire. A 20-year-old man [C] was arrested at the address on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He was bailed on Sunday, 1 November to a date in early March 2016 pending further enquires.

On Thursday, 29 October, detectives executed a search warrant at an address in Feltham. At the address, a 16-year-old boy [B] was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He has now been bailed to a date to be confirmed.

A 15-year-old boy [A] from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was arrested on Monday, 26 October, by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), working with detectives from the Cyber Crime Unit on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He was taken into custody at a County Antrim police station and has since been bailed to a date in November.

Detectives continue to investigative and have launched a joint investigation with the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) and the NCA.

Anyone who believes they have been directly affected by this alleged data theft should visit http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/oct22incident

Further crime prevention advice concerning this incident can be obtained from the Action Fraud website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/talk-talk-hacked-by-cybercriminals-what-to-do-if-you-have-been-affected-oct15

Further advice on staying safe online and protecting your identify can be obtained from Get Safe Online via www.getsafeonline.org

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