According the International Business Times, the Metropolitan Police advised TalkTalk not to discuss their breach. (you can read the article here)
Here, in conversation on the topic , is Advent IM Directors, Julia McCarron and Mike Gillespie and Security Consultant, Chris Cope.
“This is interesting as it shows the 2 different priorities at work. For the police, the key aim is to catch the perpetrator. This often means allowing an attacker to continue so they can be monitored on the network and their activities logged and traced without causing them to suspect that they are being monitored in such a way. The Cuckoos Egg details how the Lawrence Berkeley Lab famously did just this in response to a hack of their system. However, TalkTalk have a duty of care to their customers. If personal information could be used to steal money, then they must weigh up the…
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