Friday 27 February 2015

TalkTalk Hacked via Third Party

Talk Talk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company's computers. In an email sent to every customer, TalkTalk said scammers were using stolen information to trick people into handing over banking details.

The theft of data was unearthed when TalkTalk investigated a sudden rise in complaints from customers about scam calls between October and December 2014, said a spokeswoman.

The attackers got at some of TalkTalk's internal systems via a third-party that also had access to its network. Legal action is now being taken against this unnamed third party.

The information stolen included names, addresses, phone numbers and TalkTalk account numbers. The company was confident that no sensitive or payment data went astray in the hack.
Cited at BBC News

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