Three Mo­bile data hacked

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY BREACHES -

Three Mo­bile re­cently ad­mit­ted that hack­ers had hacked cus­tomer up­grade data­base af­ter us­ing an em­ployee log in. Three Mo­bile con­firmed the breach but de­clined to say whether cus­tomers’ data was stolen or how many have been af­fected. It men­tioned that the data ac­cessed in­cluded names, phone num­bers, ad­dresses and dates of birth, but added that it did not in­clude fi­nan­cial in­for­ma­tion.

It comes af­ter Talk Talk, the phone and broad­band com­pany, ad­mit­ted in Oc­to­ber last year that the pri­vate de­tails of 1,57,000 cus­tomers had been hacked.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing and the com­pany is tak­ing steps to fur­ther strengthen our con­trols. Three has over nine mil­lion cus­tomers and it is un­der­stood that hack­ers, who used com­pany ac­cess codes to get into the sys­tem, had ac­cess to large parts of the up­grade data­base.

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