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Young boy says he was behind TalkTalk cyber attack

Wednesday 16 November 2016 | 09:28 CET | News
A 17-year-old boy has admitted to being behind the cyber attack on TalkTalk last fall, the BBC reported. The boy claimed he was "just showing off" to friends and did not realise the consequences of his acts. Norwich Youth Court was told he had used hacking tool software to identify vulnerabilities on target websites. The youth was able to access email addresses, names and phone numbers, as well as 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes. He has pleaded guilty to seven charges and will be sentenced next month.

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Companies: TalkTalk
Countries: United Kingdom
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