Advice To TalkTalk Customers Following Cyber Attack
Officials at TalkTalk have announced that their website came under a ‘significant and sustained cyber-attack’ on Wednesday.
They say there is a chance that data – including names, addresses, dates of birth, bank details and telephone numbers – may have been compromised.
It’s thought up to four million customers may be affected.
A criminal investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit and TalkTalk has contacted major banks to make sure they are monitoring customer’s accounts for any suspicious activity.
The advice to customers is to keep an eye on your bank accounts over the next few months and contact your bank if you see anything unusual.
Customers are also advised to change their account password as soon as the TalkTalk website is back up and running.
Officials at TalkTalk are also reminding customers that they will never call you and ask for your bank details or send emails asking you to provide your password in full.