NZ: Vodafone privacy breach ‘serious’

Liam Hyslop reports:

Vodafone is experiencing a serious privacy breach – people with a master password are able to access private customer information, including credit card details.

The loophole was discovered by a new Vodafone customer, who said he accidentally accessed another Vodafone customer’s account with the password when he was trying to get into his.

“Everything from personal information, their phone number, their internet usage, credit card details,” said the man who did not want to be named.

“You name it, you could view it and edit it.”

All a person needed was the password and a login ID and they could access the details online.

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And once again, a person trying to notify a firm of a breach encounters frustration. It seems that his message didn’t even get through to the right parties, as when the news media contacted Vodafone to follow up:

a Vodafone spokesman said it was not aware of the breach but, given the seriousness of the topic, would look into it as a matter of urgency.

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