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TalkTalk has been fined 400,000 pounds over the theft of customer details

TalkTalk has been fined 400,000 pounds over the theft of customer details

TalkTalk has been fined £400,000 over the theft of customer details

TalkTalk has been fined £400,000 over the theft of customer details

 
 
TalkTalk has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioners Office, ICO, over the theft of customer details after hackers were able to take the personal data of over 150,000 customers "with ease" in October 2015. 

 

This hack, which took place between October 15th and 21st, took advantage of a technical weakness in TalkTalk's systems, allowing the personal data of 156,959 customers which included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses. In 15,656 cases the hackers were also able to access bank account details and sort codes. 

ICO found that TalkTalk has failed to properly scan their infrastructure for potential threats, allowing inherited "vulnerable" webpages from Tiscali, a company TalkTalk acquired in 2009,  to be used to enable access to customer information. Below is a comment from Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. 

 

TalkTalk’s failure to implement the most basic cyber security measures allowed hackers to penetrate TalkTalk’s systems with ease.

Yes hacking is wrong, but that is not an excuse for companies to abdicate their security obligations. TalkTalk should and could have done more to safeguard its customer information. It did not and we have taken action.

TalkTalk has been fined £400,000 over the theft of customer details

 

This is the largest fine that ICO has ever imposed, getting close to the commission's maximum fine of £500,000. TalkTalk has revealed that the attack has already cost the company £42 Million and has cost the company 101,000 subscribers. 

 

You can join the discussion on TalkTalk's £400,000 fine on the OC3D Forums

 

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06-10-2016, 06:52:17

SuB
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This is the largest fine that ICO has ever imposed, getting close to the commission's maximum fine of £500,000. TalkTalk has revealed that the attack has already cost the company £42 Million and has cost the company 101,000 subscribers.
Good, they're a terrible company, I hope they go bankrupt and get shut down. They've always been rubbish, crap service, crap support, crap everything. Sooner they go under the better.Quote

06-10-2016, 12:19:35

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Good, they're a terrible company, I hope they go bankrupt and get shut down. They've always been rubbish, crap service, crap support, crap everything. Sooner they go under the better.
Amen. My folks used to use TalkTalk. Now after this fiasco Mum has had her card details stolen and we used to get countless phone calls from "TalkTalk" scammers.

I actually listened to the guy and pretended to do everything he said, the man was trying to gain control of my PC. Lol.Quote

06-10-2016, 17:34:20

Kushiro
What a joke... Those scammers even pulled this stunt on my aunt, she literally put the whole thing on record and just told em to **** themselves in a polite tone

laughed my ass off listening to it.Quote

07-10-2016, 03:29:52

Warchild
Only 400k?

What the hell, they should have been fined at least 1 million. Just because of the cold calling and scammers that are now hounding all the customers.Quote
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