TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords stolen

TalkTalk customers’ wi-fi passwords have been stolen following a malware attack that blocked their internet access last week, an expert has warned.

The researcher said other details had also been taken that would let attackers pinpoint where the equipment was being used, making more targeted hacks possible.

Pen Test Partners’ Ken Munro wants thousands of routers to be replaced.

But a TalkTalk spokeswoman said it had not see evidence to confirm the thefts.

“As is widely known, the Mirai worm is affecting many ISPs [internet service providers] around the world and it has affected a small number of TalkTalk customers,” she said.

“We continue to take steps to review any potential impacts and have deployed a variety of solutions to ensure customers’ routers remain safe.

“We have also employed additional network-level controls to further protect our customers.”

Read the full article at the BBC.