Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

The breach exposed the personal data of 160,000 people and cost the telecom company £77 million. Two young Brits have been jailed for their roles in the breach at the telecommunications company TalkTalk in 2015, The Guardian reports. The Old Bailey criminal court in London sentenced Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Staffordshire, to … More Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

Young duo sentenced over role in TalkTalk data breach

Two men are facing a prison sentence after admitting their part in the recent TalkTalk data breach. The attack saw the details of thousands of customers compromised, at a cost of around £42 million. According to the BBC, Matthew Hanley, 22, pleaded guilty to compromising the security of the company’s website between October 18 and … More Young duo sentenced over role in TalkTalk data breach

TalkTalk braces itself for a huge cyberattack bill of £35 million

TalkTalk has admitted that “one-off costs” related to last month’s cyberattack could total £35 million. In an interview with the BBC, the company’s CEO, Dido Harding, said that this covers its response to the breach, “incremental” inquiries to its call centers, IT expenses and loss of revenue. While representing a significant hit to its finances, … More TalkTalk braces itself for a huge cyberattack bill of £35 million

Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

The hack of British telecoms operator TalkTalk has been a huge talking point up and down the country, even amongst those who normally don’t follow computer security news. The reason? The company is a well-known brand, sponsoring ITV’s “The X Factor”, and has over four million customers using its mobile phone and broadband service. Possibly … More Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked