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France's Orange hacked again, 1.3 mln customers' personal data stolen

May 9, 2014


London, May 9 (ANI): Personal data of nearly 1.3 million customers have been stolen from the French branch of mobile network operator and Internet service provider Orange.

Hackers accessed the names, email addresses and phone numbers of the customers.

According to the BBC, Orange France was aware of the hack since 18 April, but delayed making an announcement to asses the damage.

Earlier this year, Orange was hacked and the personal data of 800,000 of its clients were stolen in a similar attack.

An Orange representative said the data recovered includes their first names and surnames, email addresses, mobile and fixed-line phone numbers, the identity of the person's internet operator and their date of birth.

According to the report, Orange was not able to say whether the stolen data was encrypted, although the company has warned customers that the theft could be used to contact those concerned by email, SMS or phone, particularly for phishing purposes.

Customers have expressed their anger at the situation on the company's Facebook page and across Twitter. (ANI)

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Source: Asian News International

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