back to article Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

Three men are due to appear at the Old Bailey charged with various offences linked to an investigation into the mega TalkTalk hack a year ago. The investigation was launched in October 2015 by the Met's Falcon Cyber Crime Unit following the hack in which 157,000 of its customers' personal details were accessed. On Tuesday, 15 …

  1. John Arthur
    Mushroom

    Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

    Am I the only one to think that the operator Three (3) is to appear in court?

    1. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

      Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

      No - I read the headline in exactly the same way, and assumed some inter-company shennanigans

      1. Kubla Cant Silver badge

        Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

        Me too!

        1. JetSetJim Silver badge
          Coat

          Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

          Me Three

          1. Dan Wilkie

            Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

            Me Seven!

          2. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

            Orange.

            1. Kubla Cant Silver badge

              Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

              To make it even worse, another Reg story today has the headline "Three Mobile, two alleged hackers, one big customer database heist".

              My brain hurts. Time for the pub.

    2. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

      Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

      And to add to the confusion, in other news this happened... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38022309

    3. Alan J. Wylie

      I await the headline

      "TalkTalk to appear in court over Three hack"

    4. Calleb III

      Re: Three to appear in court over TalkTalk hack

      "working" as intended by the author...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Poor show

    Not only were they comprehensively hacked, but they were done over by a small group of total amateurs.

    What sort of sloppy operation gets done over by a few stupid kids?

    1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge

      Re: Poor show

      Those that "care" deeply about the security of customer data only after it has been stolen from them.

    2. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Poor show

      One where there's no penalty for failure and security is only seen as a cost.

      1. Nick Ryan Silver badge

        Re: Poor show

        One where there's no penalty for failure and security is only seen as a cost.

        ...and where is the court case against the TalkTalk executives that did not permit/push for the investment needed to prevent simple hacks like the ones that opened up TalkTalk?

    3. Alister Silver badge

      Re: Poor show

      they would have got away with it too if it wasn't for those meddling kids!

    4. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Poor show

      Well... at least they were arrested. Over here, all the TLA's and the hacked company spout is "Russians" or "NORKS". <sigh>

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "three to appear in court"

    "Three men ... " - damn, not Dido Harding answering for failure in her responsibilities to customers then.

    1. Zulu 10

      Dido Harding was at Oxford with David Cameron which is, I suspect, why she wasn't taken to task over this at the time it happened.

      I wrote to my MP this morning asking how long it will be, and how bad things will have to get, before they start making CEOs, CIOs etc personally responsible.

      Doubt I'll get a reply, but you never know...

      1. You aint sin me, roit

        Asked if the affected customer data was encrypted or not, she replied: "The awful truth is that I don’t know".

        The awful truth is that as a Baroness, a Conservative life peer, the wife of a Conservative minister and a personal friend of Call Me Dave, she doesn't give a toss because she knows she's bombproof.

  4. Captain Badmouth
    Thumb Down

    Only male defendants?

    There is at least one woman who should be appearing alongside them!

    Beaten by ac above.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is it only me that thinks...

    ... that TalkTalk should face at least the combined punishment handed out to these fools, failure to secure your data should be seen as leaving the window open to burglars. Yes a crime was committed but TT virtually invited them in

    If TT had their priorities right then no one would be wasting tax payers money fixing a problem that should never been allowed to exist.

    1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
      Unhappy

      Re: Is it only me that thinks...

      But that's the point. It is the tax payers money. So nothing for them to worry about.

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