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Hacker Accesses Two Million Vodafone Accounts

DATA THEFT—GERMANY

September 12, 2013

Bloomberg reports that an intruder “with insider knowledge” hacked into a Vodafone server located in Germany and gained unauthorized access to approximately two million customer accounts. Compromised personal information include names, addresses, dates of birth and bank account information but did not include credit card information, passwords, PIN numbers or phone numbers, according to a company statement (in German). According to the report, Vodafone shares fell 0.8 percent yesterday. The attack was detected earlier this month and was halted.
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