TalkTalk has admitted they have received a ransom demand from someone claiming to be the hacker responsible for the massive data security incident.
Addressing the BBC, TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding said, “It is hard for me to give you very much detail, but yes, we have been contacted by, I don’t know whether it is an individual or a group, purporting to be the hacker.”
The website was “subjected to a significant and sustained” cyber-attack on 21st October where criminals potentially accessed up to four million customers details including personal details such as names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, telephone numbers, credit card and bank details. The Metropolitan Police and the Information Commissioner’s Office are investigating.
Dido Harding also told the BBC that all of the company’s customers could have been affected and that they were being emailed about the incident.