Teenager accused of Bitcoin blackmail cyber attack on TalkTalk

Daniel Kelley is 19 year youth, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday accused of Bitcoin blackmail cyber attack on TalkTalk, worth about $280,000, from the London company after allegedly carrying out a cyber attack on its website in October last year.

Similar attacks and making blackmail has also been included for demanding in Bitcoins against companies and their workers, including an educational business in Queensland, Australia, and cigarette lighter manufacturer Zippo in 2015.

Kelley, of Heol Dinbych in Llanelli, South Wales, faces 14 charges in that eight of them are blackmail, four computer hacking offences and two fraud offences.

The court heard he was arrested in November 2015 and charged by Scotland Yard detectives on Monday.

He entered no pleas in court on Tuesday and was released on bail to appear at the Old Bailey on October 10.

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