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SFO Asked To Investigate Breach

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

February 18, 2011

The New Zealand Herald reports that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been asked to investigate an alleged breach of Telecom's database by a firm working for one of its rivals. The privacy commissioner's office is already investigating the incident, which involved the exposure of the personal details of up to 2.15 million Telecom customers. Neither Telecom nor the SFO would confirm that the SFO is investigating this breach; however, "documents show the SFO is looking into numerous incidents of unauthorised access to Telecom's database," according to the report.
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