TalkTalk reveals 1.2million customer email and phone numbers along with 21,000 bank details were stolen in hack – as police arrest another teenager over cyber attack
The data hacked in the TalkTalk cyber attack ‘is significantly less than suspected’ with fewer than 21,000 bank details accessed, the company has said. TalkTalk today revealed that 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers were accessed, along with around 28,000 obscured credit and debit card details, and fewer than 15,000 customer dates of birth. ‘Even though the scale of the attack is significantly smaller than initially suspected, we continue to advise customers to be vigilant, and to take all precautions possible to protect themselves from scam phone calls and emails,’ a spokesman said. Earlier, the Metropolitan Police revealed that a second boy has been arrested in connection with the alleged attack. The 16-year-old, from Feltham in west London, was held on suspicion of computer misuse after a search of his home yesterday. The teenager has been bailed to a date yet to be confirmed. A 15-year-old boy from County Antrim in Northern Ireland was arrested on Monday in connection with the alleged data theft. He was bailed until a date in November. The investigation is being carried out by the Met’s cyber crime unit, the PSNI’s cyber crime centre and the National Crime Agency. The latest breach […]
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