UK: Hackers, 21 and 23, admit breaking into TalkTalk’s website in a huge data breach that cost the telecoms firm £77m in lost business
Darren Boyle reports:
Two computer geeks hacked the website of telecoms giant TalkTalk in a massive data breach costing the company £77m in lost business, a court heard.
Connor Allsopp, 21, and Matthew Hanley, 23, were behind the plot to steal thousands of customers’ personal and banking details in October 2015.
TalkTalk was fined a record £400,000 for security failings which allowed the data to be accessed ‘with ease’ in one of the biggest data breaches in history.
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