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Second UK teen suspect arrested over TalkTalk hack

MPCCU officers search youngster’s Surrey address

Police have arrested a second teenage boy as part of the ongoing investigation into alleged data theft from UK telco TalkTalk.

The 16-year-old, from Feltham, west London, was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences on Thursday. The unnamed teenage has since been released on police bail.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) executed a search warrant at the youngster’s address. Officers also searched a residential address in Liverpool.

The latest arrest follows the earlier detention of a 15-year-old boy from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on Monday, 26 October.

Detectives from the MPCCU have launched a joint investigation with the specialist computer crime officers in Northern Ireland and the UK’s National Crime Agency. ®

The Register has created a timeline of TalkTalk's contradictory comments following on from the initial announcement of a website outage.

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