By Manny Pham on 12:21, 23 Oct 2015 inGeneralLatestNewsPhones

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The phone and broadband provider experienced a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” by an unknown attacker. 

The Metropolitan Police have launched a criminal investigation, following the attack on the 21st October. No arrests have been made with enquiries still ongoing.

Talk Talk has over 4 million customers in the UK and have admitted that bank details and personal information could have been stolen during the attack.

Talk Talk have stated the following details were potentially extracted during the attack:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • TalkTalk account information
  • Credit card details and/or bank details

Damage control is now the UK company’s course of action, major banks have been contacted to monitor Talk Talk customers, to prevent suspicious activity.

A Russian Islamist group had posted online to claim responsibility for the attacks, according to former Scotland Yard detective Adrian Culley, who was speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

For more news, visit What Mobile’s dedicated news page.

Via BBC News and Talk Talk.

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