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Teenage Hacker of TalkTalk Pleads Guilty as Firm Reveals Jump of 22mPound in Profit

Chief executive of TalkTalk was blackmailed when a boy, aged 17, boasted regarding hacking the TalkTalk website online, a court heard.

The teenager, whose name has been kept secret for the legal reasons, has targeted the University of Manchester and Cambridge; before the hacking tool software usage for identifying the vulnerabilities of TalkTalk. The details were then posted online, causing the telecom giant getting targeted over 14,000 times along with chief executive of TalkTalk getting blackmailed through email.

As per Sky News, the sentence on the teenager will be given on 13th December. Detectives from Cyber Crime Unit of Metropolitan Police arrested the youth in November 2015, and also acquired his Norwich house search warrant.

The teenager told the magistrates that, "I didn't really think of the consequences at the time. I was just showing off to my mates."

Theregister.co.uk posted on November 15th, 2016, stating that in the meantime, TalkTalk are boasting that their profits have increased from 11m Pound in the 6months ending Sep. 2015 to 33m Pound during the similar period of this year, which is an increase of 22m Pound during the 1st half of present financial year.

The increase in the profits came despite the shedding of 30,000 customers of fixed-line broadband by the telco between 1st half of FY 2016 and H1 of fiscal year 2017 as it enjoys a net increase of 94,000 mobile subscribers, thus reaching a collective total of 4.76 Million customers. May be, cheesy telly ads of TalkTalk showing streaming videos of a Googlebox-style family on its tablets are working now.

He confessed for the 7 charges in his appearance in Youth Court of Norwich on Tuesday. The sentenced will be given on 13t December.

Prosecutor Laura Tams said that the charges are stemmed from high-profile cyberattack on the TalkTalk, but it also included the attacks on various other websites like Cambridge University, Manchester University, as well as Merit Badges, which is a small family company supplying badges of martial arts.

She said that "he was using a software programme called SQL map, which the prosecution say is a hacking tool used to identify vulnerabilities on a website." Jean Bonnick, Bench Chairman, said that the magistrates might be minded for sparing the teenager, who will be sentenced to the jail on next month.

Revenues of TalkTalk fall by 1.1% to 902m Pound for halfyear, which was expected as mentioned by the firm.

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