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Hack to cost UK's TalkTalk up to $53 million

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    TalkTalk Telecom Group in the U.K. expects the one-off cost of a recent cyberattack to be up to £35 million (US$53 million) but said the number of customers affected may have been far less than had been earlier expected.

    The company said, while presenting its half-year results Wednesday, that forensic analysis had found that 4 percent of its customers have any personal data at risk.

    Giving a breakdown, TalkTalk disclosed that the total number of customers whose personal details were accessed were 156,959, and of these customers 15,656 bank account numbers and sort codes were accessed. 28,000 obscured credit and debit card numbers were also accessed by the hackers but cannot be used for financial transactions, as they were were 'orphaned', and cannot be identified by the stolen data, the company said.

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