TalkTalk Lesson: Prepare for Breaches

Learning from the Telco’s Mistakes Following Its Latest Hack.

Every year, there are a few data breaches that security experts cite to show how organizations should respond in the wake of suffering a hack attack. And then there are organizations such as U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk, which this year has become the embodiment of what not to do after being breached.
To date, five people – four of them teenagers – have been arrested in connection with the data breach involving TalkTalk (see TalkTalk Hack: UK Police Bust Teenage Suspect). The company says it now believes that 157,000 individuals’ personal information was accessed by attackers, including 16,000 bank and sort codes and 28,000 tokenized credit card numbers (see 5 Lessons from the TalkTalk Hack).
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