Data breach at Three sees fraudsters access personal information

Three Mobile has assured customers their financial data is not at risk after a data breach at the firm saw fraudsters gain access to personal information including names, addresses and phone numbers...
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  • Mister_G
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    It's a shame that even MSE can't spell Vodafone correctly!
  • SnowTiger
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38030498:
    More than 133,000 customer accounts were breached by fraudsters in an attempt to upgrade and steal phones to sell them on, Three has said.
    The UK mobile phone network provider said no financial information such as bank account details were accessed.

    However, contract and billing data as well as details like job and marital status may have been obtained.

    Eight customers have been unlawfully upgraded to a new device and in total, 133,827 accounts were breached.

    Dave Dyson, chief executive of Three, which has nine million customers, said: "We believe the primary purpose of this was not to steal customer information but was criminal activity to acquire new handsets fraudulently."

    In a statement, Mr Dyson apologised and said that the company was contacting all customers concerned.
  • Mister_G
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    Mister_G wrote: »
    It's a shame that even MSE can't spell Vodafone correctly!

    Thank you for correcting it!:)
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