Jan 28, 2019
TalkTalk hacker Daniel Kelley's blackmail charge dropped
A man who was involved in a major hack attack of telecoms firm TalkTalk has had a charge of blackmail dropped. Daniel Kelley, 21, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty in 2016 to 11 charges including involvement in the attack where the personal data of more than 150,000 customers was stolen. The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped the blackmail charge. The court heard Kelley had been suffering from depression and prosecutor Peter Ratliff said it was not in the public interest to proceed to a trial. Kelley was due to be sentenced at the end of the blackmail trial and will now be sentenced on 25 February.
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