Prison sentence for TalkTalk hackers

Published on: 19th November 2018

The sentencing of two hackers who took part in the TalkTalk data breach in 2015 took place this week at The Old Bailey.

The BBC news website reported that they accessed and released customer records and financial information, some of which was sold on to third parties.

Judge Dhir said the pair were "both involved in a significant, sophisticated systematic hack attack in a computer system used by TalkTalk".

"The total loss to TalkTalk as a result of this overall attack is estimated to be £77 million but the loss does not end there," she added.

"I'm sure that your actions caused misery and distress to the many thousands of the customers at TalkTalk," she said.

The three years it has taken to reach this point indicates the complexity of these cases in attributing and proving actions against an individual in these circumstances.

PYXI GDPR Team: 19th Nov 2018 08:57:00