TalkTalk cyber-attack: UK Website hit by ‘significant’ breach

Personal and banking details of up to four million TalkTalk customers may have been stolen in a “sustained” cyber-attack on its website, the company says.

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Police are investigating a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on the TalkTalk website, the UK company says.  The phone and broadband provider, which has over four million UK customers, said banking details and personal information could have been accessed.  TalkTalk said potentially all customers could be affected but it was too early to know what data had been stolen.   The Metropolitan Police said no-one had been arrested over Wednesday’s attack but enquiries were ongoing.

TalkTalk said in a statement that a criminal investigation had been launched on Thursday.  It said there was a chance that some of the following customer data had been accessed:

  • Names and addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • TalkTalk account information
  • Credit card and bank details

Dido Harding, chief executive of the TalkTalk group, told BBC News its website was now secure again and TV, broadband, mobile and phone services had not been affected by the attack.

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