British teen punished for hacking provider

British teen punished for hacking provider

World December 14, 2016 09:12

LONDON - A seventeen-year-old British boy was convicted Tuesday for hacking provider TalkTalk last year. He got twelve months re-education, his iPhone was confiscated. At the hack the data of 157,000 customers of TalkTalk were captured.

The teenager discovered a security hole in the TalkTalk systems. That vulnerability he set on hacker sites. Therefore, the company underwent more than 14 000 cyber attacks. According to the provider which cost 42 million pounds, converted 50 million. TalkTalk was 400. 000 pound fine for the lack of security.

The boy fell at the universities of Cambridge and Manchester. During the trial he said he wanted to show his friends what he could.

A nineteen-year-old co-accused from Wales known Tuesday fault. He hears his sentence in March. At the time TalkTalk was hacked, he was on bail for another attack. The Welshman tried to extort his victims with stolen information. He wanted them to transfer bitcoins to his wallet, otherwise he would bring private information out.

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