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TalkTalk downplays extent of breach damage, gives extra details


Economy of scale. If criminals have access to a thousand real names they are less likely to do anything with them as they'd have to look them up in public records manually or pay an underling to do it, which would take a while, cost time/money and possibly attract attention. Give them a thousand names with birthdays already associated with them, and there's more likely to be trouble for some poor souls.

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