What are national security numbers? Why would you think TalkTalk would have some? Why would you believe anyone who claims to have them is the real deal, when:
- The UK doesn’t have a thing called a Social Security Number
- Nor does it have a thing called a National Security Number
- It does have a National Insurance Number
- NINos aren’t used like SSNs – we don’t use them as general purpose identifiers
Clearly someone here thinks the UK has something like a US social security number and uses it in the same way, but vaguely realises it’s not called that, although not enough to ctrl+K and look it up. Or they know they don’t have a trove of TalkTalk users’ NINos, they’re bullshitting, and our “former cybercrime detective” didn’t notice the difference.
Update: Boy, 15, arrested in Ulster.