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Customer data stolen in TalkTalk hack attack

Customer data stolen in TalkTalk hack attack

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TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company’s computers.In an email sent to every customer, TalkTalk said scammers were using stolen information to trick people into handing over banking details.

TalkTalk said it had sent the email to every customer although only a few thousand account numbers went astray.It has set up a dedicated phone line for customers targeted by the scammers.

The theft of data was unearthed when TalkTalk investigated a sudden rise in complaints from customers about scam calls between October and December 2014, said a spokeswoman.

Read More/Source: BBC News (Tech)

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