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October 24, 2015

பிரித்தானியாவின் முன்னணி இணைய, தொலைபேசி சேவை அமைப்பான டோக் டோக்கை முடக்கிய சதிகாரர்கள்
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4 மில்லியன் வாடிக்கையாளர்களை கொண்ட டோக் டோக் நிறுவனத்தின் இணையத்தை சதிகாரர்கள் கைப்பற்றி முடக்கியதோடு அதன் அனைத்து வாடிக்கையாளர்களின் தகவல்கள் அனைத்தையும் திருடியுள்ளார்கள்.

தற்போது அந்த நிறுவனத்தின் இணையம் வேலை செய்யவில்லை. உங்கள் வங்கியை தொடர்பு கொண்டு கணக்கை கண்காணிக்குமாறு அந்த நிறுவனம் கேட்டுக்கொண்டுள்ளதோடு.

கணக்கின் இரகசிய எண்களை உடனே மாற்றுமாறும் அறிவுறித்தியுள்ளது.

A ransom demand has been received by TalkTalk after a major cyber attack in which hackers may have seen sensitive customer data.

A TalkTalk spokeswoman said: “We can confirm we were contacted by someone claiming to be responsible and seeking payment,” adding: “Everything else is a matter for the police.”

A “significant and sustained” attack on the firm’s website earlier this week means credit card and bank account details may have been stolen.

The company says customer names, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers may also have been accessed.

Police are now investigating, while the company’s four million customers are being urged to check their accounts for any suspicious activity “over the next few months” and change their passwords.

TalkTalk boss Dido Harding told Sky News the company was taking the attack “extremely seriously”, and stressed it was not certain what information had been stolen.

She said: “I’m sorry to be so vague, but at this stage we’re not certain what information has been stolen.

“We’re taking the precaution of contacting all of our customers because there is the potential that bank details and credit card details have been stolen, but at this stage I can’t be certain that’s the case.”

Sky’s technology correspondent Tom Cheshire said a Distributed Denial of Service attack was probably part of the hack: “(It’s) when a network is flooded with requests which it can’t respond to in time, so it shuts down.

“At the same time they’ve used that as a cover to go in and steal customer details.

“The credit card numbers were only partially encrypted, which means at least the last four numbers of the credit card were available to attackers.”

Dan Wagner, technology expert and chief executive of Power Technologies said: “It’s daily practice to manage DDOS attacks because hackers are always scanning and trying to penetrate retail sites. It’s common practice to run professional enterprise-class security systems.

“Clearly TalkTalk have failed their customers by not using proper systems.”

The breach is the third in a series of cyber attacks that have affected TalkTalk customers.

In August, the firm revealed its mobile sales site was hit by a “sophisticated and co-ordinated cyber attack” in which personal data was accessed.

In February, customers were warned about scammers who managed to steal thousands of account numbers and names from TalkTalk’s computers.

:: Action Fraud – the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre – can be contacted on 0300 123 2050.

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