TalkTalk News, Articles and Updates

Duo pleads guilty in TalkTalk breach

Two men were convicted in the UK for the 2015 TalkTalk breach after admitting their part in the attack that affected 160,000 customers.

ICYMI: UK threats grow, TalkTalk2, something phishy at HSBC and more

In Case You Missed It: UK threat grows says NCSC, TalkTalk customers report fraud calls, HSBC customers being phished, NHS Wales breached, and the latest Web browser exploits.

TalkTalk customers urged to get routers swapped over hacker fears

ISPs urged to issue customers with new, more secure routers after security patch fails to fix flaw that would enable hackers to steal device credentials.

ICO fines TalkTalk £400K for theft of customer data last year

Due to its poor data security, which led to the theft of the personal data of over 150,000 customers last year, TalkTalk has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

ICYMI: GDPR and fines, ICO and TalkTalk and GCHQ and bulk data

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) recalls GDPR ignorance, ICO somnolence, GCHQ song and dance, Guccifer arrogance and the many cases of basic lack of vigilance.

TalkTalk TeamViewer users in remote-control hijack 'PC seizure'

TalkTalk confirms that firm does not use TeamViewer, while TeamViewer confirms position of innocence -- problem still exists, move your mouse if you're in a panic.

TalkTalk profits hit by customer losses following cyber-attack

TalkTalk's CEO puts a brave face on the fallout from the cyber-attack in October but the profit figures and customer losses paint a different picture.

Costs of TalkTalk breach amount to £60m

TalkTalk has revealed that the October data breach has cost the firm up to £60m, resulting in the loss of over 100K customers.

TalkTalk's cyber-security lesson

The TalkTalk breach was not an isolated incident says Clayton Locke who advises companies on the need to monitor user-behaviour for inconsistencies.

Millions of details stolen in toy company breach.

A massive breach has hit kid's toy company, Vtech, and the details of millions of parents, and children, have been stolen.

What are the costs associated with the TalkTalk breach?

Steve Armstrong considers why breaches like TalkTalk continue to occur and notes how the associated costs exceed the cost of encryption, testing and more secure coding.