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TalkTalk fined £400,000 for theft of customer details

October 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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TalkTalk has been fined a record £400,000 for poor website security which led to the theft of the personal data of nearly 157,000 customers. The cyber attack on its website took place in October last year. The Information Commissioner’s Office, which imposed the fine, said security was so poor that the attack succeeded “with ease”. […]

TalkTalk profits halve after cyber attack

May 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Telephone and broadband provider Talktalk saw profits more than halve following a hack attack on its systems last October. Profits fell to £14m compared with £32m a year earlier. That fall is partly due to the costs of last year’s serious cyber attack, which cost the company £42m. Dido Harding, TalkTalk chief executive told the […]

JD Wetherspoon data breach 300% bigger than TalkTalk incident

December 8th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It has emerged that the personal details of 656,723 customers of high-street pub chain JD Wetherspoon – including their names, dates of birth, email addresses and telephone numbers – were stolen by criminals in June when a customer database related to an old website was hacked. (To put this in perspective, the recent breach at […]

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