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Boy, 15, Arrested Over TalkTalk Hack Attack

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posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating an alleged hacking attack on the TalkTalk website.

He was held on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act, following a major breach of the telecoms firm's website last week.



15 year old arrested for talktalk hack

amazing,15 years old and he can bring down one of the biggest companys out there,where do 15 year olds learn this stuff?

i have to look online for help to figure everday stuff out and this kid is sitting at home hacking in to a major company.

i,ll be guessing since hes only 15 they won,t hit him as hard if he had been older but hes caused me some stress in last few days.

even tho talktalk say they don,t believe it was as bad as first feared i have trouble believing them,like many i,ll be looking else where as soon as i can for another provider who actually take security seriously.
edit on Tue Oct 27 2015 by DontTreadOnMe because: BAN threads MUST use original source title




posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: sparky31

How did they notice? Their internet Service barely works. I am not surprised he could get through their firewall, it's probably held together with post its.




posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific well their customer service is non existent so i wouldn,t be surprised.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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I'm curious as to his motivations, guessing he got bored with WOW or Call of Duty and when his mum said do something to enrich your mind and learn something suppose she didn't realize he was learning who rents porno and likes to talk on the phone late at night.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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Maybe he was attempting to carry out the ultimate browser history wipe....



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: Brotherman oh crap i suppose i better pay him his ransom he demanded then lol



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:34 PM
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More astounding is that the data stored at talktalk containing customers details was not encrypted. A company that large had no encryption? Maybe they should hire the kid to get them to sort their crap out.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: sparky31
I know I would




posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: Qumulys
More astounding is that the data stored at talktalk containing customers details was not encrypted. A company that large had no encryption? Maybe they should hire the kid to get them to sort their crap out.
as weird as this world is that wouldn,t surprise me if that actually happened.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: sparky31

So is it the 15 year old or the Jihadists?



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: Brotherman
a reply to: sparky31
I know I would

maybe i,ll get away with just offering him double his pocket money and save myself a few quid

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posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

What does the Daily Mail say? and think the opposite and that is probably your answer.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: sparky31

So is it the 15 year old or the Jihadists?
well if its the Jihadists then i hope hacking them is as stressful as what customers have to deal with,joking aside i actually do believe it is a 15 year old,its like in school playground,trying to make a name for himself in the hacking world and after this hes going too.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: sparky31

It actually does happen quite often in the industry, mostly because it forces the companies to admit that they know the bare minimum about internet security.

But for a "tech" company, that has now been hacked 3 times in the last year now to still not have any encryption on customers personal and financial details is an appalling level of ignorance in this day and age. So is what the CEO had to say about it;




TALKTALK BOSS Dido Harding has come under fire after saying in an interview that her company had broken no laws by failing to encrypt data.
The new holder of The INQUIRER's honorary 'Missing The Point Entirely' award, told the Sunday Times (paywalled) that her company's data "wasn't encrypted, nor are you legally required to encrypt it. We have complied with all of our legal obligations in terms of storing of financial information."


Which is the ceo equivalent of saying "Mum technically did not specifically mention to not set fire to the curtains, not my fault the house burnt down"
Makes you wonder how these companies get so big in the first place..

Source
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posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: Qumulys
a reply to: sparky31

It actually does happen quite often in the industry, mostly because it forces the companies to admit that they know the bare minimum about internet security.

But for a "tech" company, that has now been hacked 3 times in the last year now to still not have any encryption on customers personal and financial details is an appalling level of ignorance in this day and age. So is what the CEO had to say about it;




TALKTALK BOSS Dido Harding has come under fire after saying in an interview that her company had broken no laws by failing to encrypt data.
The new holder of The INQUIRER's honorary 'Missing The Point Entirely' award, told the Sunday Times (paywalled) that her company's data "wasn't encrypted, nor are you legally required to encrypt it. We have complied with all of our legal obligations in terms of storing of financial information."


Which is the ceo equivalent of saying "Mum technically did not specifically mention to not set fire to the curtains, not my fault the house burnt down"
Makes you wonder how these companies get so big in the first place..

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yeah i saw her do her interviews on the news and i must have saw a minimum of 15 of them and if she wasn,t reading from a script then i was dreaming the same dream everynight.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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According to other forums, customer data was stored in an SQL database server, and the hack was performed using SQL injection across the internet. So all this kid was going was sending SQL requests to their servers and he got lucky.

Maybe he just modified one of PHP website addresses just to see what would happen. With many websites, you manage your user data through http links such as:

duhinc.com/customerservice/getuserdata.php#userid=8493742934#task=preview

He could have just setup a script to cycle through all the userid's.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

That's his GCSE in IT in the bag!

Maybe it was a part of his coursework and it went slightly too well? :S

A*




posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: Qumulys

Looks like they can't remember their passwords either, time to update data protection law!



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell
According to other forums, customer data was stored in an SQL database server, and the hack was performed using SQL injection across the internet. So all this kid was going was sending SQL requests to their servers and he got lucky.

Maybe he just modified one of PHP website addresses just to see what would happen. With many websites, you manage your user data through http links such as:

duhinc.com/customerservice/getuserdata.php#userid=8493742934#task=preview

He could have just setup a script to cycle through all the userid's.
seriously what you just said to me could have been written in russian and i would have understood it just as well lol



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: sparky31

So is it the 15 year old or the Jihadists?


It's a 15 year old Jihadist.



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