The boy of 15 arrested over the TalkTalk cyber-attack is a baby-faced loner and gaming fanatic nicknamed ‘Vicious’ who rarely leaves his bedroom. The reclusive youngster is suspected of being behind the huge security breach that has put the banking details of four million households at risk. Scores of TalkTalk customers have been targeted by fraudsters exploiting the hacked data and the firm’s share price plunged. The boy was arrested in the pebble-dashed property he shares with his single mother on a rundown estate in Northern Ireland. His online blog reveals he is obsessed with violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto. It emerged today that he himself was targeted by hackers who published his personal details on a now-deleted website for young hackers known as ‘skids’ or ‘script-kiddies’, according to The Times. The hackers abused his closest family members and called the ‘fat b****es along with pictures of him with them. Neighbours say he was being taught at home after repeated suspensions saw him kicked out of school. ‘He’s always inside, in there 24/7 and up all night in his bedroom,’ said one. A close family friend said: ‘He never wanted to go to school. He never leaves […]
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