British police arrested a 15-year-old boy in relation to a massive hack of British telecom TalkTalk Group, according to Silicon Angle. The boy allegedly broke the Computer Misuse Act, a law that covers unauthorized access to computer material with intent to commit a crime. The method used to breach the data was not confirmed, but sources believe the hacker used SQL injection, which causes a database to dump information, combined with a denial of service attack that prevented users from using the website.
Scotland Yard said the boy, who lives in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has been taken into custody, and his residence has been searched. The Metropolitan Police [...]