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British broadband provider TalkTalk announced last week that
it had received a ransom demand from an unidentified party
cl...
Business as usual?
“We have been contacted by, I don’t know whether it’s an individual or group,
purporting to the hacker,...
Strike three
TalkTalk customer, Hilary Foster, fears that the £600 that is missing from her
account may be linked to the h...
Action Fraud
If you have any unexplained transactions leave your account or
receive any ransom emails, please contact Acti...
So what now?
Have we caught your interest yet? To read the full article all
you have to do is head on over to our website ...
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Talk talk have been hacked again this time with a ransom order

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British broadband provider TalkTalk announced last week that it had received a ransom demand from an unidentified party claiming responsibility for a cyber-attack that may have led to the theft of personal data from its more than 4 million customers.

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Talk talk have been hacked again this time with a ransom order

  1. 1. British broadband provider TalkTalk announced last week that it had received a ransom demand from an unidentified party claiming responsibility for a cyber-attack that may have led to the theft of personal data from its more than 4 million customers. What’s this all about?
  2. 2. Business as usual? “We have been contacted by, I don’t know whether it’s an individual or group, purporting to the hacker,” Chief Executive of TalkTalk, Dido Harding says. The demand for payment came by email to Harding’s corporate email account, but she declined to give further details due to the ongoing investigation. “The London Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit has launched a criminal investigation,” the company states. “The cyber breach may have compromised customer data including names, addresses, birth dates, email addresses, account information, and credit card or bank details,” TalkTalk added. The company has begun contacting its customers as well as major banks to help monitor for suspicious activity on customer accounts, and it will provide for a year’s free credit monitoring for its customers. The company’s four million customers are being urged to check their accounts for any suspicious activity over the next months and to change their passwords.
  3. 3. Strike three TalkTalk customer, Hilary Foster, fears that the £600 that is missing from her account may be linked to the hack. She says that alarm bells started to ring when a mortgage payment was refused. “I went to check my online bank statement and saw these transactions which I did not recognise and just that I had not made.” “It’s too late for TalkTalk to regain customer trust given that they have already been hacked twice before and they cannot actually tell us whether our information was encrypted or not.” In August, the firm revealed that its mobile sales site was hit by a “sophisticated and coordinated cyber-attack” in which personal data was accessed. In February, customers were warned about scammers who had managed to steal thousands of account numbers and names from TalkTalk’s computers.
  4. 4. Action Fraud If you have any unexplained transactions leave your account or receive any ransom emails, please contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre: 03001232050.
  5. 5. So what now? Have we caught your interest yet? To read the full article all you have to do is head on over to our website or click the link below! TalkTalk have been hacked again – this time with a ransom order

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