TalkTalk hires BAE Systems to investigate recent cyberattack

TalkTalk hires BAE Systems to investigate recent cyberattack

In a statement released on Sunday, British broadband provider TalkTalk Telecom Plc said that it has hired defense firm BAE Systems to probe into the "significant and sustained" attack which hit its website last week.

The cyberattack which is being investigated by TalkTalk along with BAE Systems had seemingly compromised personal data of more than 4 million TalkTalk customers. The attack has highlighted the need for increased regulation of the manner in which users’ personal data is managed by companies and public bodies.

Though TalkTalk has shared details about its ongoing investigation into the last-Wednesday attack on its website, a spokesperson for the company has revealed that BAE Systems is supporting TalkTalk as it investigates the attack.

Meanwhile, according to the information shared by a spokeswoman for BAE's Applied Intelligence unit, the company's cyber-experts are analyzing "vast quantities" of data to find out how the TalkTalk data breach occurred and what information had been stolen by the hackers.

Moreover, other than TalkTalk’s and BAE Systems’ investigations into the recent attack on the TalkTalk attack, a criminal investigation into the attack has also been initiated by the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit.

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