The TalkTalk Hack - How safe is your data?

TalkTalk was hit by a major cyber-attack last week. This cyber-attack led to customer’s personal data and banking details being easily accessed. This was the third attack in 12 months for TalkTalk. Although the teenage who has been accused has been released on bail, this cyber-attack has become one of the UK's most significant data breaches.

Even though TalkTalk has stated no account passwords were taken and credit debit card numbers were protected, some customers have said money has gone missing from their accounts. TalkTalk said there is currently no evidence that customers’ bank accounts have been affected but it does not know how much customer information was encrypted.

Customers have now been trying to cancel their contracts with TalkTalk as they don’t feel like their data is safe.

Fundamentally, how important is the protection of personal data to a consumer contract? Similarly, how important is your company data to you?

On average, one in 22 people have been victims of cyber crime and these attacks are becoming more and more popular.  Security has never been more important!

It’s exactly these types of attacks that leaves your companies data vulnerable if you do not have the right security measures in place. We, at Doherty understand how important security is and have a full team to prevent these type of breaches happening.

To find out more about how we can keep you secure, please visit our security page for more information or give us a call on 0208 981 150 to speak to one of our specialists.

TOPICS: Breach, Data, IT, IT Services, Security

Written By: Jacob

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