- Unauthorised access to computer material.
- Unauthorised access with the intent to commit further offences.
- Unauthorised acts with the intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, operation of the computers, and other electronic devices.
“The teenager was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990,”the police said on the arrest. “He was taken into custody at a County Antrim police station where he will be interviewed. A search of the address is under way and enquiries continue.”
Security experts believe that the recent data breach may have taken place due to SQL injection (SQLi) attack, a method used to inject SQL commands to breach the database and get access to the users’ personal data.
“This is happening to a huge number of organisations all the time. The awful truth is that every company, every organisation in the UK needs to spend more money and put more focus on cyber security — it is the crime of our era.”
“In some ways I would love to say this is just a TalkTalk issue, I’d love to believe this is just us – but it isn’t,” she added.