TalkTalk Breach (2015)

Published on 01 March 2020

TalkTalk suffered a series of security issues in 2015. Right from the start of the year people were discussing an increased number of scam calls[1]. On 26 February 2015 TalkTalk emailed customers to inform them of a data breach in which account numbers, addresses, and phone numbers were taken. The email detailed that a third-party contractor was believed to be responsible, and that TalkTalk was taking legal action against them[2]. It was believed that “a few thousand” customers were affected[3].


Target Breach (2013)

Published on 27 February 2020

Target were breached in 2013. The story was initially broken by Brian Krebs in a post published on 18 December 2013 and titled “Sources: Target investigating Data Breach”[1]. This was followed up by a statement from Target announcing the breach on 19 December[16]. The target confirmation stated the breach lasted between November 27 and December 15.