A 15 year old boy arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft
On Monday, 26 October, at approximately 16:20hrs officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), working with detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU), executed a search warrant at an address in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
At the address, a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.
He has been taken into custody at a County Antrim police station where he will later be interviewed.
A search of the address is ongoing and enquiries continue.
This is a joint investigation by MPCCU detectives, the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) and the National Crime Agency.
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 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
October 26, 2015