Criminals hack into Vodafone customer accounts in United Kingdom




Criminals have broken into the accounts of 1827 Vodafone customers in the UK. The attackers used while email addresses and passwords that supposedly were captured in other attacks.

Because there are people who reuse passwords for various online services, the attackers came in at the 1827 clients. There they could see include payment information, such as the last four digits of the bank account, says the provider. It is unknown how many accounts the criminals have tried to login. The 1827 Customers who they are, have been notified. Vodafone emphasizes that systems themselves are not hacked.

The attack underlined the importance of regularly changing passwords and using different passwords for different services. Vodafone does not know where the combination of email addresses and passwords came from, but it was certainly an external source. It is obvious that it involves a hack at another site or hack. Customers of the Dutch branch of Vodafone are not involved in the attack.

It is the second attack on a customer database of a UK provider. A few weeks ago, customers of TalkTalk were the victim of a cyber attack. Before that moment three people arrested.


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