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Hackers Plead Guilty in TalkTalk Case
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 11:16:43 PM »
Hackers Plead Guilty in TalkTalk Case
27 April 2017, 10:33 pm

Two men involved in the 2015 data breach of TalkTalk have pleaded guilty and will receive a sentence at the end of next month. 

Matthew Hanley, a 22-year-old from Staffordshire, admitted to three offences, including the hack itself and obtaining and supplying files that would enable the hacking of websites to others. He also said he supplied a spreadsheet containing TalkTalk customer details to others. 

The second man is Conner Douglas Allsop from the same town as Hanley, who pleaded guilty to assisting fraud and sharing a file that could help others in similar operations. 

Hanley was arrested back in October 2015. Despite the fact that his computer was seized, there wasn't much information there to help authorities. Police then turned to his social media accounts where they discovered conversations about his involvement in the hack, including steps on how to delete an... (read more)

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