A third suspect was arrested on Saturday following the data breach at TalkTalk by police, under the Computer Misuse Act. The communications provider has said it has a greater assessment of the situation and estimates less data was exposed than originally thought. The man has since been bailed.
The 20-year old man, who is from Staffordshire, has not been named. The two other arrests following the incident were of a 15 year-old in County Antrim and a 16 year-old from Feltham.
The breach occurred on October 21st, with reports of personal details including names, addresses, passwords and banking details being exposed to internet hackers. An advisory has since stated an estimated 21,000 unique bank numbers and sort codes were taken – a significant downscaling of fears that 4 million customers were compromised.