Three UK suffers major data breach via compromised employee login

“Three UK is the latest company to suffer what looks to be a major data breach — potentially exposing the personal information of millions of customers.

As many as two-thirds of Three’s customers are thought to have had their information compromised after hackers obtained an employee login.

The UK mobile network operator has some 8.8 million active customers, and 4,400 employees.

The Telegraph reports that hackers successfully gained access to Three’s customer upgrade database using an employee login. They then used the login to trigger bogus upgrades for premium smartphones — with the aim of intercepting devices before they reached customers.”

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Author: Natasha Lomas