TalkTalk customers get new way to report nuisance calls

Friday, September 29th 2017

The new service, called Check and Report, allows users to see who has called them by entering the number on the TalkTalk website. Customers will be able to see if the number is blocked on the...

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Virgin Media warns 800,000 customers to change their router password

Monday, June 26th 2017

The issue affects around 800,000 people and Virgin is also in the process of upgrading customers to the more secure Super Hub 3. An investigation by Which? found that hackers can gain access to...

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Virgin Media: Smartphone users not doing enough to stay safe online

Friday, June 2nd 2017

This is despite the vast majority of people (94%) believing data security is important. Virgin found that 9.4 million Brits – 19% of mobile users – have fallen victim to online fraud or...

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BT network will support Met Police rollout of body-worn cameras

Thursday, April 13th 2017

The provider has won a £100m contract to build fixed and wireless networks across the force as well as a range of cloud and IT services. The technologies will help support faster responses to...

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Brits back home secretary on WhatsApp snooping plan - but experts insist it would make us less safe

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

But security experts say putting a “backdoor” in secure messaging apps would put the privacy of users at risk and make everybody less safe. Home secretary Amber Rudd called for intelligence...

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Hack on Three affected 76,000 more customers than first thought

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

Three people were arrested in November after hacking into a database of customers entitled to upgrade their phone and used the information to obtain eight devices before being stopped. About 400...

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Broadband routers hit by nationwide cyber attack

Friday, December 2nd 2016

About 100,000 Post Office broadband customers were affected, as were “a small number” of TalkTalk customers and a number of internet users on the KCOM network in Hull. The attack is reported...

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Personal details of 133,000 customers were accessed in Three data breach

Monday, November 21st 2016

In a statement, CEO Dave Dyson said the primary purpose of the attack had not been to steal customer information but to acquire new handsets illegally using Three’s phone upgrade system. Eight...

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TalkTalk gets record £400,000 fine for failing to prevent cyber attack

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

The fine is the biggest ever issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office and follows an in-depth investigation by the ICO. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “TalkTalk’s...

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BT and Sky email users affected by Yahoo cyber attack

Friday, September 23rd 2016

Yahoo confirmed yesterday that personal details associated with at least 500m accounts – including names, passwords, phone numbers and security questions – were stolen by hackers in 2014. The...

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