Millions Exposed In Data Breach At UK Telecom Three

Three, a British ISP and telecom company, suffers major breach of its upgrade database, impacting two-thirds of its 9 million users.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

November 21, 2016

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Three, the British telecom and ISP service, has reported a major breach of its customer upgrade database and the Telegraph was quoted as saying two-thirds of the company’s nine million customers may have been impacted, Reuters reports.

Hackers reportedly compromised personal details of the victims using employee logins but stolen data does not include financial information. Three persons have been arrested so far in this matter, as per a BBC report.

According to spokesman Nicholas Carter, in the past month the company had seen fraudulent activities involving handset fraud. "To date, we have confirmed approximately 400 high-value handsets have been stolen through burglaries and eight devices have been illegally obtained through the upgrade activity," he added.

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