TalkTalk Hacked – Centralized Solutions and Unencrypted Customer Data

TalkTalk Hacked – Centralized Solutions and Unencrypted Customer Data

Theft of credit card information is nothing new under the sun, as these types of data breaches occur on a regular basis in this day and age. British provider TalkTalk is the latest company on a growing list of companies who suffered an attack by hackers. Customer data has, most likely, been obtained, which could include credit card details. Popular systems are always a high-value target for hackers, and they will stop at nothing to find and exploit security weaknesses. That being said, there is a major difference between hacking a website and obtaining sensitive customer data. In the case....


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