Data Theft – T Mobile (Nov 2009)

Personal details of thousands of mobile phone customers have been stolen and sold to rival firms in the biggest data breach of its kind, the government’s privacy watchdog said today.

An employee of phone operator T-Mobile sold the customer records, including details of when contracts expired. The millions of items of information were sold on for “substantial sums”, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said. Rival networks and mobile phone retailers then tried to lure away T-Mobile customers by “cold calling”.

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One Response to “Data Theft – T Mobile (Nov 2009)”

  1. Data Theft – T-Mobile 2nd Conviction « Where is Your Data? Says:

    [...] second man, Darren Hames, who used to work for T-Mobile UK pleaded guilty at Warrington Crown Court to having sold confidential customer information from the [...]


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