Vodafone UK: Hackers accessed accounts of nearly 2,000 customers in recent attack

Vodafone UK: Hackers accessed accounts of nearly 2,000 customers in recent attack

British telecom firm Vodafone UK said on Saturday that hackers gained access to the accounts of nearly 2,000 of the company’s customers, in a Thursday attack. The latest attack reported by Vodafone UK is the second cyber attack to have hit the company in October.

According to the details shared by a Vodafone UK spokesman, the hackers potentially breached the accounts of 1,827 Vodafone UK customers; and thereby gained access to the victims’ names, mobile phone numbers, their bank sort codes, and the last four digits of their bank accounts.

The spokesman also added alongside that “no credit or debit card numbers or details” were obtained by the hackers.

Nonetheless, the spokesman expressed concerns over the fact that the accounts of the 1,827 Vodafone UK customers affected by the attack are potentially open to fraud, and probably even phishing attempts. But, he also revealed that, thus far, the affected customers have not reported any attempts by hackers to use their breached data for fraudulent activity on their Vodafone accounts.

The spokesman further said that Vodafone UK is contacting all the customers affected by the Thursday cyber attack; and added “This incident was driven by criminals using e-mail addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone.”

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