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    This is a discussion on TalkTalk hacked within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Early reports at the moment, but the BBC News has just stated that it looks like TalkTalk has been hacked ...

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      TalkTalk hacked

      Early reports at the moment, but the BBC News has just stated that it looks like TalkTalk has been hacked with customer details potentially taken.

      TalkTalk website hit by cyber-attack - BBC News
      TalkTalk website hit by cyber-attack


      Police investigating "significant and sustained cyber-attack" on TalkTalk website, UK company says

      This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.


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      Breaking News - Talk Talk hacked.

      Well if an ISP cannot prtoect itself, what chance the rest of use!

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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      Yep, just saw myself on the news. A bit worrying.

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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      I almost posted something about problems since yesterday with the TT website. It was on theregister site.

      TalkTalk website STILL down on day two
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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      This is developing news for sure. Yes their website has been down for the past couple of days, but this breaking news is significant.

      The BBC News page linked above has already been updated...

      Police are investigating after a "significant and sustained cyber-attack" on the TalkTalk website, the UK company has confirmed.

      The phone and broadband provider, which has over 4 million customers in the UK, said credit card and bank details could have been accessed.

      The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit is investigating the attack, which happened on Wednesday.

      It is the second time the company has been targeted by hackers this year.

      Tristia Harrison, TalkTalk's managing director said in a statement that a criminal investigation was launched on Thursday and was ongoing but there was a chance that names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses and bank details had been accessed.

      She said: "We are continuing to work with leading cyber crime specialists and the Metropolitan Police to establish exactly what happened and the extent of any information accessed."

      The company urged customers to keep an eye on their accounts over the next few months and report any unusual activity to their bank and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

      It said the website was now secure again and it had also contacted the major banks to monitor for any suspicious activity on customers' accounts.
      I would suggest that anyone who has a TalkTalk account should get their credit cards changed asap just in case.

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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      This seems to be a recurring problem at TT.
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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Yep, just saw myself on the news. A bit worrying.
      Is it true that the camera adds a few pounds?

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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      More than just a few.... jeez, I jumped straight onto the scales!

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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      Quote Originally Posted by marjohn56 View Post
      This seems to be a recurring problem at TT.
      Perhaps it's unfair to be pick on TT in this instance, as the hackers could have targeted any other site.

      Whilst I don't know how their servers are structured, I was under the impression thar card details should normally be stored on a different server to the one that the customer details are stored on.

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      Re: TalkTalk hacked

      I used to find Barclays online banking system very annoying, I am glad it's the way it is now. It is becoming clear that nothing is secure online at all, there is a metric ****ton of poo on the horizon for all ISPs and the Government. I sense massive changes afoot, I expect a Chinese like system for us before long, now how did my NI number go...

     

     
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