Teenager accused of TalkTalk cyber-attack

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A teenager has appeared in court accused of hacking the internet company TalkTalk to obtain customer data before asking for a six-figure blackmail payment in bitcoins.

 

Daniel Kelley, 19, appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Tuesday accused of demanding 465 bitcoins, worth about £216,000, from the company after allegedly carrying out a cyber-attack on its website in October last year.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/27/teenager-accused-of-talktalk-cyber-attack

Philosopher

Cant help but wonder  about the timing of this announcement.

 

Could it have anything to do with the Yahoo admission of its incompetencies / ignorance and a parallel to her highness's , so as to take the spotlight & heat away from TT shenanigans ?

 

I believe so.

 

 

 

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Wow, you do like a conspiracy theory, don't you? :smileylol:

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Plainly not a conspiracy -

 

TalkTalk were obviously informed of when the Westmister Magistrates court were going to hear this case and so they manupiulated the world wide press into publishing the Yahoo story just before the TT court case.

 

Simples.

 

:smileylol:

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Philosopher

Big corporates' mantra?

 

Find a good day to bury bad news. Lest the teen spills the beans in court how easy TT made it for him it was to hack TT servers. Bitcoins is just a side story.