Written by Steve Ross
Earlier today, it was revealed that national consumer broadband provider TalkTalk had suffered a “significant” cyber-attack. Shackleton’s Senior Technical Manager, Chris Thornton, investigates…
As you have no doubt read TalkTalk, has been the victim of what police are now calling a “significant and sustained cyber-attack”, with it’s customer database of over four million customers being hacked. The latest in a string of high-profile hackings of consumer companies, there is a risk that TalkTalk customers personal data may have been compromised.
It is suspected that the following data has been accessed:
TalkTalk is investigating the breach in an attempt to ascertain what information may have been accessed and while a criminal investigation is ongoing, police have not yet arrested any suspects. It has been stressed that the information that may have been stolen does not allow money to be taken directly from a bank account, but it does increase the risk of identity fraud.
As a TalkTalk account holder we are doing the following and recommend you do the same:
You may be contacted by TalkTalk regarding this issue, if you are please be aware of the following advice:
If you are contacted and are in any doubt please be careful, and remember, never give out any information that may put you at risk.
Update 23/10/2015 15:34: Boss of TalkTalk recieves “ransom” email. Chief executive Dido Harding said she did not know whether the ransom email was genuine. Read more here.
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