After Talk-Talk, 2000 Vodafone customer accounts have been hacked in the UK
Following the recent Talk-Talk cyber hack, nearly 2000 Vodafone customers’ accounts have now been hacked in the UK. This is the second cyberattack on a British telecoms company in October. The mobile giant, Vodafone, said, that 1,827 accounts were accessed, and information that could potentially be seen included customers’ names, mobile numbers, bank sort codes and the last four digits of their bank accounts.
It comes just days after telecoms provider Talk Talk suffered a major hack, in which up to four million customers could have had personal details exposed.
Vodafone on Saturday said: “This incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone.
“Vodafone’s systems were not compromised or breached in any way.”
Vodafone revealed that attempts to access private details of customers had been made between midnight on Wednesday and midday on Thursday.
The company launched a probe, before calling in the National Crime Agency (NCA), who have a specialist cyber-crime fighting division, as well as Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office all on Friday evening.
The customers’ accounts have been blocked and affected customers are being contacted directly to assist them with changing their account details. Vodafone said it had contacted the banks of affected customers to alert them.