UK’s TalkTalk data compromised, 4 million users affected
Britain’s TalkTalk has claimed that it is under severe cyber attack. The company has also said that it fears that data of millions of companyâ€™s customers might have been compromised and at worst stolen.
One of the leading British broadband service providers has said that as many as four million customersâ€™ data might have been compromised in the latest round of cyber attack.
The company called the hack on its website as â€˜significant and sustainedâ€™. The company went on to add that it has already launched an investigation, nonetheless the data might have been compromised. â€œInvestigation is ongoing but unfortunately there is a chance that some of the following data has been compromised: names, addresses, date of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, TalkTalk account information, credit card details and/or bank detailsâ€, TalkTalk went on to add.
The company, in the meantime, said it was still trying to measure the extent of the data theft. On the other hand TalkTalk Chief Executive Officer Dido Harding said that they donâ€™t have precise info about what was stolen and what not. She also said that the company was trying to contact all customers as quickly as possible so they could monitor their accounts.
While talking to the BBC Harding said, â€œPotentially this could affect all of our customers. I don’t know for certain, which is why we are taking the precaution of reaching out to everyoneâ€.
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