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TalkTalk discloses possible breach, admits some data not encrypted

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    UK telecom TalkTalk has disclosed a possible breach, which based on the current investigation's findings, could have resulted in the compromise of customer information, including names and account data.

    On Thursday, TalkTalk issued a statement that an investigation was being launched by the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit, after the company suffered a "sustained cyberattack" on its website.

    TalkTalk says there is a chance that the attackers were able to compromise names, addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, email addresses, TalkTalk account information, credit card data, and banking information.

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