A second teenage boy has been arrested over the alleged data hack of TalkTalk Reuters

A second teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of hacking telecoms giant TalkTalk and accessing details of some of its four million customers. The 16-year-old was detained on Thursday (29 October) by Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit after executing a search warrant of his home in Feltham, Hounslow, in west London.

He was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences and has been bailed to a future date. A search of the residential address in Feltham has been completed. Officers have also searched a residential address in Liverpool.

Enquiries by the MPCUU supported by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) continue. A 15-year-old boy 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 from the MPCCU continue to investigative and have launched a joint investigation with the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) and the NCA.