talktalk data theft

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  1. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes MB Club Veteran

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    So I get an email from Talktalk:

    We are very sorry to tell you that on Thursday 22nd October a criminal investigation was launched by the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit following a significant and sustained cyberattack on our website on Wednesday 21st October. The investigation is ongoing, but unfortunately there is a chance that some of the following data may have been accessed:


    • Names

    • Addresses

    • Date of birth

    • Phone numbers

    • Email addresses

    • TalkTalk account information

    • Credit card details and/or bank details

    This is the third data breach this year, for months we've been getting daily phone calls from Indians pretending to be from Talktalk...

    Should I go to the bank and get the card cancelled?
     
  2. grober

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    Yep cancel the card ASAP. TALK TALK spokesperson was on the radio this morning detailed lists already posted online by some people claiming to be a Russian islamic hacker group- that part may be a wind up of course but report implied details posted were authentic. :dk:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34611857
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015
  3. Conquistador

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    I'd closely monitor your account, check that no direct debits have been set up etc. and cancel the card...


    ...then leave Talk Talk
     

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