TalkTalk’s website is hacked in ‘significant and sustained attack’, 4 million customers affected

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If you are a TalkTalk customer, it may be worth your while changing your login details and keeping a keen eye on your various accounts over the next few months, because the phone and broadband provider’s website was the victim of a ‘significant and sustained‘ cyber attack on Wednesday, October 21. The hack is believed to affect more than 4 million customers, with personal data such as bank details and birth dates being snaffled in the attack.

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Sprint facing yet another fine, this one involving extra charges for lower-credit consumers


Sprint may be a large corporation with decades of experience in the business market, but that does not mean everything works like a well-oiled machine. The carrier has recently been hit with several actions that can be traced to sloppy attention to detail or, as the cynic may contend, an intentional effort to cut corners. The latest hit comes from the Federal Trade Commission which has proposed $2.95 million in civil penalties related to failure to give proper notices when customers were charged extra due to low credit scores. This comes in the same week that Sprint lost an appeal in the state of New York regarding a $300 million fine for not collecting taxes. Read more

Virgin Mobile launches giving campaign when Canadians buy new goods


Virgin Mobile announced today a new fundraiser connected to Canadian sales of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone and the Universal Power Bank. The Galaxy Grand Prime has been named the next RE*Generation phone available from the carrier. With that status, for every device sold Virgin Mobile will donate $5 to help at-risk and homeless youth.

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Where (and when) you can buy the HTC One A9 in the U.S.


An unlocked variant of the new HTC One A9 can already be pre-ordered following the handset’s announcement earlier today. The company is selling the One A9 at a “promotional price” of $399 set to last for a limited time. That price also applies to the carrier variants that operate on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint’s networks. And each of them, with the exception of Sprint skipping Deep Garnet color, will have the One A9 in Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, and Deep Garnet.

Select carriers have committed to selling the One A9 online and in retail stores, too.

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New DROID teaser released by Verizon on Twitter


Yesterday Star Wars fans were treated to a new trailer for the next installment in the franchise coming this December. Verizon hopes the fictional “droids” from a galaxy far, far away are not the only ones people are looking for as the carrier plans to release new DROID models from Motorola on October 27th. We have already seen some leaked promotional materials for the new devices and now Verizon has released a teaser video through their Twitter account. Read more