A boy has been named and bailed after arrest

The 15-year-old boy arrested following the TalkTalk hack has been bailed and named as schoolboy Aaron Sterritt.

Scotland Yard announced October 26 that a Northern Irish boy has been arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.


Police today confirmed that he has been bailed to a date in November.

The suspect was taken into custody after Metropolitan Police searched a house in County Antrim, where Sterritt reportedly lives with his mother and two sisters.

The arrest was made as a result of a joint operation between the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU).

Sterritt was held overnight at a police station and questioned by cyber crime investigators in relation to the TalkTalk breach.

TalkTalk confirmed last week that it had been the victim of a “significant and sustained cyber-attack”.

It had also received a ransom demand.

Up to 4 million people were thought to be at risk of having financial details, names, addresses, birthdays, email addresses, telephone numbers and account information compromised.

However, the company said that credit and debit card numbers had not been stolen.

The incident was the second cyber threat to have hit TalkTalk this year, the company having been last targeted in February.

Tags: MPCCU, TalkTalk