TalkTalk Gets Hacked

It looks like the British access provider TalkTalk has been hacked. “TalkTalk, which provides mobile phone, broadband Internet and pay television services, has said private data from its 4 million British customers may have been compromised in a ‘significant and sustained’ cyberattack on its website.” Apparently it’s the third attack on TalkTalk in the last year and it’s not clear if customer information was encrypted or not. If TalkTalk has been attacked three times in a year, and it turns out customer information wasn’t encrypted… well good grief.