Teenage Hacker arrested for taking down Talk Talk

A teenage hacker who is believed to be part of one of the most devastating hacking attack in U.K this year is arrested today from Northern Ireland but released only few hours after his arrest. The reports coming from sources are Teenage Hacker(15) was released on bail till next month.

In an official statement released by the UK Metropolitan police, ” the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) executed a search warrant and arrested a 15-year-old boy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.”

The name of the hacker has not been reveled by police, but reports are coming that he lived with his single mom in an estate near Northern Ireland. The British media dubbed him as “Baby Face Hacker”. His computer has been taken under custody for investigation. Experts will also look into his blog he kept on coding and video games such as Grand Theft Auto.
Talk Talk was taken down by a group of hackers last week, an attack which almost tarnished the company reputation and put it on the brink of bankruptcy. The company is facing lawsuits of almost $75 million from the 4 million users who are directly effected by this attack. 
This Baby face hacker has only been arrested on the suspicion of the latest attack on Talk Talk servers. Previously the company servers has been breached two times ( Nov 2014 and Feb 2015). But both previous attacks are not this devastating according to the company spokesperson. 
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