Ah, *that* Dido Harding... Ah, *that* Dido Harding...
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    Default Ah, *that* Dido Harding...

    Thought her name was ringing distant SQL injection bells. You know the one at TalkTalk, when they got hacked?

    In October 2015, TalkTalk experienced a 'significant and sustained cyber-attack', during which personal and banking details of up to four million customers were thought to have been accessed. City A.M. described her responses as 'naive', noting that early on when asked if the affected customer data was encrypted or not, she replied: 'The awful truth is that I don't know'.

    Her 'inflexible line' on termination fees was also criticised. Marketing ran a headline, 'TalkTalk boss Dido Harding's utter ignorance is a lesson to us all'. The Evening Standard noted that 'It has been a tough week for TalkTalk boss Dido Harding, facing complaints from customers and calls for her head'. The company admitted the incident had cost it £60 million and lost it 95,000 customers. In February 2017, she announced she would stand down after seven years as CEO of TalkTalk in May 2017, to focus more on her public service activities.


    It is all TalkTalk's fault!

    TalkTalk Wonders How They Got Hacked? CEO sitting in front of a Windows ME computer & VCR player : hacking




    And a Baroness too? You couldn't make it up.

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    He had a negative bluety on a quackhandle and was quadraspazzed on a lifeglug.

    I look forward to your all knowing and likely sarcastic and unhelpful reply.


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    Her track record prior to that is not exactly great:

    1995 - Marketing Director at Thomas Cook stating "I am not ashamed to say I do not know the travel industry as well as my colleagues..." Was epected to be there for between 5-10 years but left after 4 to become

    1999 - Senior vice-president strategic marketing Europe at Manpower. Lasted nearly 1 year

    1999 - Commercial director of Woolworths for nearly a year

    2000 - Commercial director for value added foods at Tesco

    2004 - Still at Tesco but now International Support Director looking at least a 5 year stint but...

    2007 - Off to Sainsbury's as head of convenience stores until

    2009 - Joined Talk Talk where they started with a 3m fine for inaccurate bills followed by 2.5m in refunds

    2014 - Cameron, an old university friend, makes her a Tory peer

    2015 - The screw-up at Talk Talk which we all know about

    2017 - Becomes chair of NHS Improvements but states "I have not worked in health and social care and would be the first to admit I have a lot to learn about the sector."

    2020 - A calamitous spell as Track and trace supremo is followed up as the chair of the new NIHP with Hancock stating "she has excellent experience."

    I think there are contractors who have had less projects than that in the time period....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Scary. Truly a world of who you know.
    I've just got off the phone with pater demanding to know why he wasn't a baron or some nobility and I am regretting not marrying a Tory MP.

    Choices we make hey?

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    He had a negative bluety on a quackhandle and was quadraspazzed on a lifeglug.

    I look forward to your all knowing and likely sarcastic and unhelpful reply.


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    Nothing new going on here.

    See also Bozo's half-brother Max, given a senior position at a company hoping he can open doors re covid testing and all the money that will rake in, even if the tests are crap, like all that PPE Twat Hancock sorted out that wasn't fit for purpose (masks secured around the ears instead of the skull, because ears aren't flexible ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Nothing new going on here.

    See also Bozo's half-brother Max, given a senior position at a company hoping he can open doors re covid testing and all the money that will rake in, even if the tests are crap, like all that PPE Door Matt sorted out that wasn't fit for purpose (masks secured around the ears instead of the skull, because ears aren't flexible ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by quackhandle View Post
    Thought her name was ringing distant SQL injection bells. You know the one at TalkTalk, when they got hacked?

    In October 2015, TalkTalk experienced a 'significant and sustained cyber-attack', during which personal and banking details of up to four million customers were thought to have been accessed. City A.M. described her responses as 'naive', noting that early on when asked if the affected customer data was encrypted or not, she replied: 'The awful truth is that I don't know'.

    Her 'inflexible line' on termination fees was also criticised. Marketing ran a headline, 'TalkTalk boss Dido Harding's utter ignorance is a lesson to us all'. The Evening Standard noted that 'It has been a tough week for TalkTalk boss Dido Harding, facing complaints from customers and calls for her head'. The company admitted the incident had cost it £60 million and lost it 95,000 customers. In February 2017, she announced she would stand down after seven years as CEO of TalkTalk in May 2017, to focus more on her public service activities.


    It is all TalkTalk's fault!

    TalkTalk Wonders How They Got Hacked? CEO sitting in front of a Windows ME computer & VCR player : hacking




    And a Baroness too? You couldn't make it up.

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    "Technically" not her fault, as all of of us real techies know all too well (if someone is to blame, it will be someone so far removed from the actual coalface that she will have never even heard of them). If I had a client history like that, I think I'd struggle to work again outside the fast-food delivery industry, and I've forgotten how to ride a bike...
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    "Technically" not her fault, as all of of us real techies know all too well (if someone is to blame, it will be someone so far removed from the actual coalface that she will have never even heard of them). If I had a client history like that, I think I'd struggle to work again outside the fast-food delivery industry, and I've forgotten how to ride a bike...
    But I thought riding a bike was, like, well... riding a bike?


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    I think he means the cutting edge delivery moped

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