Two males have been jailed over a hack the place the information of about 157,000 TalkTalk clients was stolen.

Matthew Hanley, 23, was jailed on the Outdated Bailey for 12 months for his half within the 2015 crime.

His affiliate, Connor Allsopp, 21, was sentenced to eight months in jail for his lesser position within the hack.

In courtroom, Choose Anuja Dhir QC stated it was a tragedy to seek out “two people of such extraordinary expertise” within the dock.

She advised the pair: “You have been each concerned in a big, refined systematic hack assault in a pc system utilized by TalkTalk.

“The prosecution settle for that neither of you uncovered the vulnerability of their techniques, others began it, however you at completely different occasions joined in.”

The courtroom had heard that the 2015 hack had value the corporate £77m, though this determine was reached by the corporate’s chief monetary officer and never an impartial physique.

The pair appeared at the Old Bailey, where they denied all charges


The pair have been jailed on the Outdated Bailey

TalkTalk was fined a report £400,000 for its shoddy safety practices over the incident.

On the time, an investigation by the Data Commissioner’s Workplace (ICO) declared that inadequate safety on the firm allowed buyer knowledge to be accessed “with ease”.

The ICO discovered that TalkTalk may have prevented the information breach in October 2015 if the agency had taken fundamental steps to guard clients’ info.

“For no good cause, TalkTalk seems to have missed the necessity to guarantee it had sturdy measures in place regardless of having the monetary and staffing assets accessible,” the ICO report concluded.

The hack noticed the private particulars of 156,959 clients accessed, together with their names, addresses, dates of beginning, cellphone numbers and e-mail addresses.

The corporate was once more fined £100,000 final 12 months when one other ICO investigation discovered buyer knowledge was being utilized by scammers at a name centre in India.

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