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15-Year-Old Arrested For TalkTalk Attack
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nani1
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11/30/2015 | 1:52:14 AM
Re: Encryption part of story is meaningless -why include it?
he was too intalegent
RobT221
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11/10/2015 | 10:06:12 AM
Re: CEO should resign
It's never too late to turn this over to your PRE-defined process to include Incident messaging (InfoSec/CIO) (FAQ questions/answers included). 

Teachable moments are not for your reaction but for your response.  After Action reviews/remediation steps....

 
Ray James
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11/2/2015 | 9:27:43 AM
Re: 15 year old arrested for Talk Talk Attack
So not surprising at all.
VaysI512
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10/31/2015 | 6:18:26 AM
15 year old arrested for Talk Talk Attack
The boy is smart enough to hack the talk talk site, he lost his mind in backmailing the CEO of the company.
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10/30/2015 | 11:53:41 AM
CEO should resign
Pre-breach, a security specialist, Paul Moore, wrote in a blog post that representatives from the TalkTalk CEO's office were "aggressive, defensive and dismissive" when he pointed out that the company's My Account website and webmail service did not use TLS/SSL encryption.  

paul.reviews / value-security-avoid-talktalk

Post breach, the CEO of TalkTalk admits that they did not encrypt any customer financial information but was "not legally required" to do so - because the UK's 1998 Data Protection Act does not explicitly require encryption.
Rene Paap
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10/29/2015 | 7:09:39 PM
Double dipping due to DDoS
This attack strategy seems to be two-fold: One DDoS attack was launched to take down the website and more importantly, distract the security staff. This may have given the attacker an opportunity to extract customer data records that were not (all) encrypted. Now the attacker has an extortion opportunity and threatens the company to publicize these records. So encryption (or lack thereof) is certainly related to this cyber-crime, though unrelated to the DDoS, technically speaking.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/27/2015 | 8:31:08 PM
Re: Encryption part of story is meaningless -why include it?
Encryption is meaningless in attacks like these, but not meaningless overall.  I think it has more to do with the fact that something that ought to have been done should have been done -- regardless of the impact on the present circumstances.  It's like a restaurant being caught up in identity theft of its credit card-paying customers, and then in ensuing investigations finding out that the employees never washed their hands.  The two have nothing to do with each other, but still.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/27/2015 | 8:27:03 PM
Re: "Sequential"
I'm not sure about CEOs not being good communicators.  Steve Jobs comes to mind...
Joe Stanganelli
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10/27/2015 | 8:25:58 PM
Re: "Sequential"
@Ryan: Indeed.  I could understand if this was a nimble startup, but not a major ISP or telco!
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10/27/2015 | 12:08:29 PM
Re: "Sequential"
I hear you, at the same time PR person is critical when there is a security bridge, otherwise things go worse than bridge itself.
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