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Vodafone UK fights-off breach attempts, blocks 1,800 accounts in aftermath

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    On Saturday, Vodafone UK told customers that attackers used information obtained from an external source to target customer accounts late last week. The attack was stopped, but not before 1,827 accounts were accessed.

    The telecom says in an announcement that the external attack happened between midnight on Wednesday 28 October and midday on Thursday 29 October. An investigation was launched and the relevant government agencies (ICO, NCA) were notified on Friday.

    "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," Vodafone's announcement says.

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