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TalkTalk hackers walked away with details for 1.2 million customers, including 21,000 bank account numbers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 01 Nov 2015 11:55

TalkTalk hackers walked away with details for 1.2 million customers, including 21,000 bank account numbers

According to the carrier, the hackers that attacked TalkTalk last week walked away with less information than expected, but there was a still a large amount of data stolen.
Overall, the attackers took email addresses, names and phone numbers for 1.2 million customers, 21,000 bank account numbers, 15,000 customer DOBs and 28,000 partial credit and debit card details. The middle six digits of the cards are missing, so are basically unusable for the attackers.

TalkTalk's chief executive, Dido Harding, noted: "Given the potential size of this attack, we decided to be as open, honest and transparent as we could because we wanted to keep our customers informed and ensure they had the advice and support they need. Today, we can confirm that the scale of the attack was much smaller than we originally suspected, but this does not take away from how seriously we take what has happened and our investigation is still ongoing.

"On behalf of everyone at TalkTalk, I would like to apologise to all our customers. We know that we need to work hard to earn back your trust and everyone here is committed to doing that."




TalkTalk customers have been informed of the data stolen and are likely to see an increase in phishing attempts over the coming weeks and months. So far, two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the hack.

Source:
Guardian

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