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TalkTalk says 156,959 customers affected by cyber attack

Friday 6 November 2015 | 10:43 CET | News
TalkTalk has confirmed that the number of customers whose personal details were accessed in the recent cyber attack is 156,959. Of these customers, 15,656 bank account numbers and sort codes were accessed. TalkTalk said that the 28,000 obscured credit and debit card numbers that were accessed cannot be used for financial transactions. It estimates that only 4 percent of customers have any sensitive personal data at risk.

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Companies: TalkTalk
Countries: United Kingdom
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