Phone and Broadband provider, Talk Talk has confirmed that over four million customers may have had their identity details stolen, in what the Metropolitan Police described as a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” thought to have taken place on Wednesday.
Talk Talk say it is too soon to know exactly what customer data was compromised, meaning that customers don’t yet know how much of their personal information may have been stolen.
The attack is the third security breach to have affected Talk Talk this year alone. As a result the company’s share price dropped by 10% after the London stock Exchange opened this morning.
There are unverified reports that a Russian Islamist Group are behind the attack, after posts of what appeared to be customer details appeared online.
An investigation was launched on Thursday but the Met say that as yet nobody has been arrested.
Talk Talk Chief Executive, Dido Harding, commenting on the attack said, “Unfortunately cybercrime is the crime of our generation”.