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BBC finds O2 customer data being sold online

Tuesday 26 July 2016 | 09:44 CET | News
An investigation by the Victoria Derbyshire programme has found that customer data from O2 UK is being sold on the dark net, reports BBC News. The criminals are believed to have used passwords and usernames stolen in 2013 from gaming website XSplit to log into O2 accounts. When the details matched, they were able to access O2 customer data, including e-mails, phone numbers and dates of birth. O2 said it has reported the incident to the police and was assisting with their enquiries.

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Companies: BBC / O2 UK
Countries: United Kingdom
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