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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Another UK Telecoms Giant Hacked

Another UK Telecoms Giant Hacked

Another UK Telecoms Giant Hacked

Added: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
Vodafone recently announced that hackers might have accessed the bank details of about 2,000 customers. The mobile phone provider said that over 1,800 accounts were accessed, which could disclose criminals the subscribers’ names, mobile numbers, bank sort codes and the last 4 digits of their bank accounts.


The company explained that the incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords “acquired from an external source”. In other words, the company’s systems were not hacked. Vodafone also revealed that an attempt had been made to access some user account details between midnight on Wednesday and midday on Thursday.

The company launched its own investigation and informed the National Crime Agency, Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office. At the same time, Vodafone emphasizes that its mitigating actions have meant that only a handful of customers have been subject to any attempts to use this information for illegal activity. It also points out that no credit or debit card details were accessed. Besides, the information obtained by the hackers can in no way be used directly to access customers’ bank accounts.

At the same time, the representatives of the company warned that the stolen data left those 1,827 customers open to fraud and might also leave them open to phishing attempts. Vodafone promptly blocked those accounts, and affected customers were being contacted directly to help them change their account details. The banks of affected customers were also notified of the breach.

Vodafone seems to follow the fate of another British telecoms giant, TalkTalk, which was hacked just a few days ago.

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Date:  Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2015-11-04 19:08:30)
gblue69 avatarAnother reminder why I don't use these mobile tracking devices, they really seem to be a necessity for many people these days when all they are is a weak link in your financial & personal information's security. If you put info on your mobile device that's also used for banking or similar things then you kinda deserve to get robbed.

posted by (2015-11-05 03:14:05)
No avatargblue69...you a sorry ass person wishing other people bad. I can bet lot of bad things happens in your life with that evil mentality

posted by Blocked (2015-11-05 06:00:33)
Joe_Dirt avatar#1 your a true blue moron mate no doubt too much so to be able to comprehend technology or using it safely, my Samsung Galaxy uses VPN among other security features.

posted by (2015-11-06 07:21:52)
LesM avatar#3, you call gblue69 a moron, yet you think your cell phone is protected by a VPN?

posted by (2015-11-06 19:04:11)
giffordr82 avatarJust to let any Vodafone users know.. Its incorrect.. I work for em and we've being told an attempt was made on our systems through an external account which was picked up by the security systems in place here.. So no nobodys bank accounts were hacked and nobodys personal details are out there for others to mis-use.. Since the talk talk hack our systems were upgraded and security is bloody tight now.. Which is only good for the customers but a bloody pain in the ass for us trying to do the work for them lol.. Hope it puts peoples minds at rest..

posted by (2015-11-10 13:59:05)
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