Today (Thursday 22nd October), a criminal investigation was launched by the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit following a significant and sustained cyberattack on our website yesterday. That investigation 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 details. 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.
Dido Harding, CEO, said: “TalkTalk constantly updates its systems to make sure they are as secure as possible against the rapidly evolving threat of cyber crime, impacting an increasing number of individuals and organisations. We take any threat to the security of our customers’ data extremely seriously and we are taking all the necessary steps to understand what has happened here. As a precaution, we are contacting all our customers straight away with information, support and advice around yesterday’s attack.”
The following letter has been shared with TalkTalk customers:
We are very sorry to tell you that on Thursday 22nd October a criminal investigation was launched by the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit following a significant and sustained cyberattack on our website on Wednesday 21st October. The investigation is ongoing, but unfortunately there is a chance that some of the following data may have been accessed:
* Date of birth
* Phone numbers
* Email addresses
* TalkTalk account information
* Credit card details and/or bank details
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Statement: http://www.talktalkgroup.com/press/pres ... ttack.aspx
Note: The TalkTalk portal is powered by AOL.
@TalkTalkCare : I cant log in to mail and the website is also down. I have tried on a laptop and phone
@TalkTalk_UK : Our website was subjected to a significant and sustained cyberattack.
@TalkTalk_UK : Our CEO Dido Harding apologises to TalkTalk customers about disruption caused by the cyberattack on our website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34611857
Liens connexes:Wim Remes, Rapid7 a écrit :The tactic of inundating an application with traffic to hide the real attack ( smokescreening ) going on at the same time is very common nowadays. By distracting the target, the attacker buys more time to focus on the assets they are really after. Organisations can address this by implementing multi-layer monitoring systems.
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