TalkTalk’s systems breached, subscribers’ info stolen and used in scams

Hacking security

UK-based phone, TV and broadband service provider TalkTalk confirmed today that its networks were breached last December. The company said that users’ personal data — including names, addresses, phone numbers and TalkTalk account numbers — was stolen. A TalkTalk spokesperson said: “At the end of last year, we saw an increase in malicious scammers preying on our customers. In a small number of cases, customers told us that the criminals were quoting their TalkTalk account number as well as their phone number. As part of our ongoing approach to security we continually test our systems and processes and following further…

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