Business leaders call for action against cyber crimes
Oct 24, London: Business leaders have urged for urgent action to tackle cyber-crime following the TalkTalk attack, calling it one of the biggest threats facing companies.The Institute of Directors (IoD) said only "serious breaches" made the headlines, but attacks on British businesses "happen constantly".
TalkTalk revealed on Thursday it had been the victim of a cyber-attack in which the personal and banking details of up to four million of its customers may have been accessed by hackers.The company said it was too early to say just how many customers had been affected, and a criminal investigation has been launched on the attack.
Here are a few things you can do if you think you are at the risk of being hacked:
Report any unusual activity on your accounts to your bank and the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk
TalkTalk is advising customers to change their account password as soon as its website is back up and running and any other accounts for which you use the same password
Beware of scams: TalkTalk will not call or email customers asking for bank details or for you to download software to your computer, or send emails asking for you to provide your password
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