1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Police arrest blackmail suspect in TalkTalk data breach case

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. RSS

    RSS New Member Member

    Police believe they may have found the person who tried to blackmail the CEO of TalkTalk, the U.K. telecommunications company that was the target of a data breach.

    Following the attack on Oct. 21, in which customers' personal information was accessed, TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said she had received a ransom demand via email.

    Police have now arrested an 18-year-old on suspicion of blackmail, the fifth arrest made in connection with an attack on the company's website in which customers' personal information was accessed.

    MORE ON CSO:Millions of records compromised in these data breaches

    London's Metropolitan Police Service said officers from its Cyber Crime Unit and from the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit made the latest arrest in Llanelli, Wales, after searching an address there. The person has been released on bail without charge while police continue their investigation.

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Continue reading...

Share This Page