It seems we don’t go a few days with another news story about data being stolen. And so here we are again, Talk Talk have revealed that they have been a victim of a major hack and have had customer data stolen.
This has resulted in customers getting called from ‘fake’ customer service employees that say they are from Talk Talk and try and get customers divulge further info and even ‘buy’ security software from them, this though is just a ruse to get your payment details to steal from you.
It’s always about money, so customers beware, if you are called by Talk Talk and they want your details, don’t give it to them.
Just goes to show that no matter how secure you keep your details, or how careful you are, you are never 100% safe.
To mitigate some of the risk, never use the same password for all these different accounts, use a password manager such as Lastpass or Blur and they can generate secure passwords and store them for you so you don’t have to remember them.
Everyone needs to be careful with their details, unfortunately these scammers can take advantage of the most vulnerable or elderly in our society and right now, it’s hard to know what to do to protect them.
Stay safe and happy surfing.