Orange hacked: 800,000 customer details stolen

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Hacker typing on a laptopHackers have managed to breach the security of Orange and have reportedly stolen details of 800,000 users of the telecoms company’s website.

Orange’s website was targeted on January 16 and details of 3 percent of customers stolen including customers’ names, email addresses, mailing address, land line and mobile phone numbers. Orange has claimed that passwords are safe.

Orange warned its customers that hackers may leverage the stolen data to mount phishing attacks and they should be wary of any suspicious emails including those that demand for bank account details, password and other confidential information. Orange sent an email to all of their customer’s outlining the severity of the attack and told users to to be vigilant when replying to emails.

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