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TalkTalk Hacked; 4 Million Credit Card Profiles may have been Stolen


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TalkTalk, one of the biggest UK-based phone and Internet service provider with more than 4 Million customers, has been hacked again, the company announced late Thursday.
TalkTalk is informing its 4 million customers that it has fallen victim to a "significant and sustained cyber attack" and it is possible that sensitive data including bank details have been stolen.
In February, TalkTalk suffered a major data breach in which its customer details were stolen and misused by scammers to access additional information as well as steal considerable amount of money.

What data might have been Exposed?
According to the company, potentially all of its 4 Million customers could be affected by the data breach.
However, TalkTalk hasn't specified exactly what kind of data was stolen from its servers, but says that the systems accessed by hackers contained information including:
  • Credit card details and/or bank details
  • Full names
  • Postal addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • TalkTalk accounts information

The company has admitted that "not all of the data was encrypted," which means that the hackers could easily access some of the user data — which also includes their bank details and email addresses.
In a statement, TalkTalk said the Metropolitan Cyber Crime Unit has launched a criminal investigation "following a significant and sustained cyber attack on [their] website."
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