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TalkTalk fined £100,000 after carelessly exposing customer data. Again.

14
Aug
2017
TalkTalk fined £100,000 after carelessly exposing customer data. Again.

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UK telecoms operator TalkTalk has been fined £100,000 for failing to protect the personal information of consumers, after the details of 21,000 customers were leaked.

The breach, first claim to light in September 2014 after TalkTalk customers began to complain that they were receiving telephone calls from scammers. Most commonly the fraudsters would pretend that they were calling from TalkTalk support about technical problems, and quote customers’ addresses and account numbers in an attempt to appear more legitimate.

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