UK police make third arrest over TalkTalk cyber attack

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Posted: Oct 31, 2015 5:21 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have made a third arrest in connection with a cyber attack this month on telecoms company TalkTalk <TALK.L> in which the company said bank details of more than 20,000 customers were hacked.

A 20-year-old man from Staffordshire, central England, was being held in custody and his address was being searched, London police said in a statement.

On Thursday a 16-year-old boy was arrested in west London and later released on bail. Earlier in the week, police detained a 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland who was also released on bail.

Also on Saturday, Vodafone UK <VOD.L> revealed that hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week.

(Reporting by Stephen Addison, editing by David Evans)