TalkTalk cyber attack investigated

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A MAJOR CYBER attack on a telecommunications company was being investigated tonight, it was reported.

Police are investigating after a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on the TalkTalk website, the UK company has confirmed.

The phone and broadband provider, which has over four million customers in the UK, said credit card and bank details could have been accessed.

The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit is investigating the attack which happened yesterday.

It is the second time the company has been targeted by hackers this year.

The attack comes weeks after Britain’s top crime agency has warned internet users to protect themselves against cyber attacks which have seen fraudsters steal millions from UK bank accounts.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said a virus was being used by hackers to harvest online banking details and gain access to accounts across the country.