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UK Police Arrest Two More In TalkTalk Hack

A 20-year-old man from Staffordshire, U.K. and a 16-year-old from London join the teenager nabbed Thursday.

British police arrested a 20-year-old man from Staffordshire, in central England, Saturday and a 16-year-old from London, Thursday, for suspected violations of the U.K.'s Computer Misuse Act related to their suspected involvement in the data breach of British telecom service TalkTalk last month.

This makes three arrests in total related to the TalkTalk incident. Oct. 26, a 15-year-old in Northern Ireland was the first to be collared. All three have been released on bail; the 15-year-old will appear in court in November, the 20-year old in March, the 16-year old on a date to-be-determined.

TalkTalk released further details about the extent of the breach in a statement Friday. The latest calculations put the losses at "less than": 1.2 million customer email addresses, names, and phone numbers, 15,000 dates of birth, 28,000 truncated credit and debit cards (with 6 digits in the middle removed), and 21,000 bank account numbers.

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