In the News Today- 24th October
TALK TALK CYBER HACK ‘SMALLER THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT’
It was announced today by Talk Talk chief executive Dido Harding, that the Thursday cyber-attack on the company had been over estimated in terms of its impact.
Although a wide range of customer details may have been obtained, including both bank account details, sort codes and e-mail addresses, the information targeted is currently not enough to obtain and/or withdraw money from customers.
Ms Harding may claim that this is essentially “good news” but many have still criticised the company for not contacting them personally about the events.
The police are continuing to investigate the incident.
SHERLOCK TO RETURN TO SCREENS THIS DECEMBER
The television adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes which has managed to grip the nation over the last few years will be returning to the BBC on the 1st of January.
The one off special titled ‘The Abominable Bride’ will be aired on New Year’s Day and will be set in the Victorian era.
Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will feature in the show.
GIRL WITH BACK-TO-FRONT HEART DIES, AGED TWENTY
The girl who was one of only two people in the world born with a back-to-front heart has died after being told that she had weeks to live back in 1999.
Since catching the attention of celebrities like David Beckham due to her condition, Kirsty has raised some 7.5 million pounds for Francis House, a children’s hospice situated in Manchester.
Kirsty was also known for opening the 2002 Commonwealth Games with Beckham, acting as a mascot for the event.
Both Beckham and opera singer Russell Watson have since paid tribute to Kirsty.
ALL BLACK SWIPE ASIDE SOUTH AFRICA
It may be over for England and the rest of the northern hemisphere but today saw two of international Rugby’s giants clash in a vicious contest.
The Boks may have been ahead at half time but it seems that the two tries from the New Zealanders made all the difference as they clung on to beat South Africa by twenty points to ten.
New Zealand will now be heading into their fourth Rugby world cup final, a match that could see them be the first team to ever retain the trophy.
They will face either Australia or Argentina who face off tomorrow at Twickenham tomorrow.
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