TalkTalk handed record fine over customers’ data leak



TalkTalk has been handed a record £400,000 fine for security failings over a cyber attack which allowed customer data to be accessed “with ease”, a watchdog has announced.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the attack last October could have been prevented if TalkTalk had taken basic steps to protect customers’ information.
Personal data of 156,959 customers including names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and e-mail addresses was said to have been accessed. The ICO said that in 15,656 cases, the attacker had access to bank account details and sort codes.
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6 October 2016 in Business, Views: 51
Source: Scotsman
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