TalkTalk Claims Cyberattack Is Less Severe Than It Thought
British Telecom TalkTalk says hackers couldn't have robbed any bank accounts with the information access during a data breach.By Matt Picht | October 24, 2015
British telecom provider TalkTalk is downplaying the severity of a cyberattack which could have affected the service's 4 million customers.
In a statement Saturday, TalkTalk said further investigation of the breach revealed the information hackers could have accessed "would on its own not enable a criminal to take money from your account."
Additionally, the attackers didn't touch TalkTalk's core servers, and no complete credit card or password data was compromised. That's thanks to the way the company stores that information.