High-profile hacks: Talk Talk

High-profile hacks are regularly in the press, but the Talk Talk hack gives an insight into many of the legal issues in this complex area.

When the Talk Talk hack news story broke on 23 October, it seemed that this “significant and sustained” attack might have affected all of its four million customers.  It was feared that highly sensitive information including dates of birth, credit card and bank details had been stolen. As the story unfolded, there was talk of it being part of a terrorist attack from Russian-based Islamic jihadists and ransom notes being sent. 

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Jacquetta Castle

I specialise in insurance coverage and professional liability, particularly for lawyers, brokers and financial professionals. I work for many of the major insurers.