TalkTalk cyber-attack: fifth person arrested in police probe

Metropolitan police say 18-year-old has been taken into custody after raid on south Wales property as part of investigation into October data breach

A fifth person has been arrested as part of an ongoing probe into the cyber-attack on telecoms firm TalkTalk, the Metropolitan police have said. The 18-year-old was taken into custody after police raided a property in Llanelli, south Wales, on Tuesday and was held at the Dyfed Powys police station on suspicion of blackmail.

Four others have previously been arrested during the investigation, including a 15-year-old boy from Northern Ireland who was released on Monday.

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