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[ISN] Vodafone says security breach a 'one-off'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 10 2011 - 07:37:08 GMT

ABC News
Jan 9, 2011

Vodafone has confirmed it believes its secure customer database has been
breached by an employee or dealer who has shared the access password,
revealing the personal details of millions of customers.

Vodafone chief executive, Nigel Dews, says he became aware the password
to the online portal had been shared when the company was tipped-off on
Saturday by a newspaper reporter.

He says an internal investigation is underway to work out who breached
the system and how.

Passwords will also be reset.

Mr Dews says a full report will be delivered to him on Monday, but at
this stage, he does not believe it is a widespread problem.


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