The mobile phone provider said accounts were accessed, potentially providing criminals with customers’ names, mobile numbers, bank sort codes and the last four digits of their bank accounts.
A Vodafone spokesman said: “This incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone. Vodafone’s systems were not compromised or breached in any way.” The company said an attempt had been made to access some customers’ account details between midnight on Wednesday and midday on Thursday. Vodafone began an investigation.Read more
The Germany‘s biggest telecoms company telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom will publish information on surveillance of special services for its subscribers which has 140 million customers. Thus Deutsche Telekom follows company Vodafone, which has recently stated that the government of 29 countries can listen to conversations on its mobile networks.
The Deutsche Telekom Company said that they intend to publish information on how special services listen to the mobile communication subscribers. Deutsche Telekom operates in 14 countries including the USA, Spain, Poland. Previously, the company has already published surveillance data for Germany – one of the countries that have reacted most angrily to the Edward Snowden revelations.Read more
The British operator has said that the government is able to listen to phone conversations using secret cables connected directly to network equipment.These secret wires have infiltrated its network, and those of its competitors, allowing the government to listen to phone calls as they happen, and to even track the location of citizens without a warrant.
One of the world's largest mobile operators Vodafone said that 29 countries have government technology, having access to all telephone negotiations subscribers’. As stated in the Vodafone, special equipment is directly connected to the networks of the company and its partners. It allows to record or listen to conversations in real time, to determine the location of the subscriber.Read more