talktalk data theft

nick mercedes

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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?
 

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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
 
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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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