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Vodafone UK confirms security breach

Monday 2 November 2015 | 10:57 CET | News
Vodafone UK confirmed that it was subject to an attempt to access some customers' account details between midnight on Wednesday 28 October and midday on Thursday 29 October. It has opened an investigation and informed the National Crime Agency (NCA), the ICO and Ofcom. Vodafone said the incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone. It insists that its system was were not compromised or breached, but said that 1,827 customers have had their accounts accessed, potentially giving the criminals their name, mobile phone

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