Following the data security incident at TalkTalk with customer details being 'hacked' and many customers remaining unsure if they have been affected, an ICO spokesperson stated:
'Any time personal data is lost there can be a risk of identity theft. There are measures you can take to guard against identity theft, for instance being vigilant around items on your credit card statements or checking your credit ratings. There are tips and information about identity theft available on our website.'
Please follow the link to the ICO guidance on identity theft.