Update: Vodafone alerts privacy watchdog

Tom Pullar-Strecker and Siobhan Downes report:

Vodafone says it has informed the Privacy Commissioner about a data breach identified by a customer yesterday.

The customer said he had been able to access details of other people’s Vodafone’s accounts, including personal information, their internet usage and credit-card details by using a default password.

Vodafone spokeswoman Emma Carter said that according to its information it was possible only 24 fixed-line broadband accounts had been vulnerable. She denied credit-card information could have been compromised.

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