TalkTalk cyber-attack: third person arrested

A 20-year-old man has been detained at an address in Staffordshire, Scotland Yard have said, after arrest of two teenagers

A third person has been arrested by police investigating the cyber-attack on telecoms firm TalkTalk on 23 October. A 20-year-old man was detained at an address in Staffordshire today after officers executed a search warrant, Scotland Yard said.

He is being held on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act and remains in custody at a local police station.

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Vodafone customers’ bank details ‘accessed in hack’, company says

Hackers may have stolen the personal details of up to 2,000 mobile phone customers, Vodafone admits days after TalkTalk scandal

Hackers may have accessed the bank details of nearly 2,000 Vodafone customers, the company has said.

The mobile phone provider said 1,827 accounts were accessed, potentially providing criminals with customers’ names, mobile numbers, bank sort codes and the last four digits of their bank accounts.

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Peers could block police powers to access internet browsing histories

House of Lords emboldened by tax credits vote and sets sights on government’s draft investigatory powers bill

Peers could derail plans to give police powers to potentially access the internet browsing history of any computer user in Britain in the latest show of defiance by the House of Lords.

The upper chamber has been emboldened after peers voted this week to delay proposed cuts to tax credits even though legislation had been passed by the House of Commons.

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