Cyber conmen are targeting pensioners in the wake of the TalkTalk security hack and attacks on other major companies, it has been reported.
The criminals are reported to be trawling through the private details of thousands of victims , especially those aged over-65 as they believe the elderly are more vulnerable to fraudulent cold calls or emails.
It is believed that newly cash-rich pensioners are an attractive target as new legislation means they are able to withdraw all their retirement savings or pension pot in one go.
Hackers sell stolen data on the Dark Web using software that allows their identities to be hidden from the police.
Once conmen have bought these details they pretend to offer compensation for the data breach before asking for victims’