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800,000 Orange Customers Information Compromised

Orange is a mobile network operator and internet service provider in the United Kingdom, which launched in 1993, Britain's overall biggest and fastest mobile network.

According to PCINpact Orange indicates that the "My Account" was the target of an attack Thursday, January 16, but added that since everything is back to normal. 

The ISP states that personal data were stolen, but the passwords are not affected. Less than 3% of its customers are impacted. A complaint was filed.

Hackers were able to recover 800,000 customers  personal information such as names, mailing address, email, landline and mobile phone, as well as additional information that you could specify: household composition and number of subscriptions Orange or competitors for example. Against the ISP adds that "passwords are not concerned, their integrity is not compromised."
Orange customers have received an email to warn about phishing attempts. It was sent on 23/24 January and did not yet speak of an intrusion. For the company, it was still called for vigilance waiting to know what it was exactly the intrusion. 
The group employees people who are responsible to simulate attacks to prepare for various scenarios. The site is placed under surveillance, which has also helped to quickly identify abnormal behavior, and thus react accordingly. 

Finally information from its customers to warn them of the dangers of phishing, among others. Phishing has matured over the last few months / years and malls are becoming cleaner, especially on the side of spelling. But inevitably, with personal data, it becomes even easier. 

Note that after the bill on consumption, which we will discuss shortly, the CNIL has new weapons and new devices when such data leaks . It should also be brought soon to talk with ISPs and operators, Orange case should therefore school.




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