UK teclo hacked; hackers walk away with 4 million customer data

|October 23, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Hackers have reportedly breached the server security of a UK-based large telco and have stolen data of almost 4 million customers.

According to British broadcaster BBC, phone and broadband service provider TalkTalk has confirmed the breach. The telco said that its servers were breached and all their 4 million customer database was copied out. The database includes names, addresses, DOB, email addresses, telephone numbers, TalkTalk account information, credit card and bank details.

BBC reported that the UK-based telecom provider has confirmed about the data breach and the police are investigating on the case. The attack was executed on Thursday, October 22, 2015.



Cyber security consultant and former Scotland Yard detective Adrian Culley told BBC on their Radio 4’s Today program that the hack being carried out by a Russian Islamist group. He is alleged to have said that the group had claimed responsibility for the attacks, online. He also mentioned that the hackers claimed to be a cyber-jihadi group that had posted the leaked data online. However, this claim is yet to be verified.

BBC also reported that the TalkTalk Group’s chief executive Harding could not comment on the claims at the moment as investigations are in process.

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