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Vodafone hacked, 2000 customer bank details compromised

In a recent news reports, the telecom giant Vodafone confirms the news of cyber-attack on Vodafone.  With this the criminals now may have access to bank details and mobile phone numbers of 1,827 of its customers.   

The Vodafone spokesman said: "This incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone” He also said "Vodafone's systems were not compromised or breached in any way."

While the company had initiated a detailed investigation, it is still unclear the group behind this attack. Vodafone also confirms that these compromised customers' accounts have been blocked and affected customers are being contacted directly to assist them with changing their account details.  

Vodafone said it had contacted the banks to alert them and also intends to contact all affected customers, adding that non-affected customers need not be concerned.

[Source: The Guardian

{Update : Days after the hack, seems the stolen bank details are already up for sale online, as reported by Dailymail UK }
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