Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
TalkTalk fined for theft of customer information!
TalkTalk have been fined £400,000 for having poor website security, after 157,000 customers had their personal data stolen. This attack took place in October last year, the fine is the largest one so far handed out by the ICO, which under their powers could have imposed a maximum fine of £500,000.
The ICO have said that the security was very poor, it was so poor that the attack in October last year succeeded with ease. TalkTalk have said that the fine was disappointing, as they have co-operated fully with the investigation.
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