UK Telecomms firm TalkTalk has been breached again, but this time they are warning that financial and personal details of 4 Million customers have been exposed.
Widespread coverage today suggests that an orchestrated attack took place and, according to the BBC,
The following customer data, not all of which was encrypted, had been accessed:
- Names and addresses
- Dates of birth
- Email addresses
- Telephone numbers
- TalkTalk account information
- Credit card and bank details"
TalkTalk has suffered previous breaches which for many will erode any sympathy and benefit of the doubt when hearing of this latest attack. Are they careless and ignorant with respect to information security, or unlucky and victimized? Maybe somewhere in between?