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

Three mobile network experiences data breach

UK mobile company Three has fallen victim to a major data breach, with up to six million customers reported to have been affected. Data that has been accessed includes names, phone numbers, addresses and birth dates. Three said that fraudsters were able to retrieve the information by logging into a database listing the names of customers … More Three mobile network experiences data breach

TalkTalk receives record fine for security failings that resulted in 2015 cyberattack

TalkTalk has received a record £400,000 fine for cybersecurity shortcomings that contributed to 2015’s cyberattack. According to an ICO investigation, this attack could have been prevented if TalkTalk had taken basic security measures to protect customer data. Elizabeth Denham, information commissioner at the ICO, said: “TalkTalk’s failure to implement the most basic cybersecurity measures allowed … More TalkTalk receives record fine for security failings that resulted in 2015 cyberattack

TalkTalk profits halve following last year’s major cyberattack

The UK-based telecommunications company TalkTalk has seen its profits more than halve, following last year’s “significant and sustained cyberattack”. Profits were down to $20 million compared with $46 million for the same period last year, which has largely been attributed to the financial fallout of the high-profile incident. The cost of the cyberattack, which was … More TalkTalk profits halve following last year’s major cyberattack

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