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France Telecom Orange Hacked Again, Personal Details of 1.3 Million Customers Stolen

France Telecom Orange Hacked Again, Personal Details of 1.3 Million Customers Stolen
May 07, 2014
French leading telecommunications company ' Orange ' hit by second major data breach of its kind in a matter of months. Company announced that hackers have stolen personal data of 1.3 million customers of its online portal. ORANGE HACKED SECOND TIME IN THREE MONTHS Hackers have stolen a " limited amount of personal information concerning clients and future customers ", including their first names, Surnames email addresses, phone numbers for both mobiles and fixed lines, dates of birth as well as the names of clients' mobile and Internet operators. " The data recovered could be used to contact those concerned by email, SMS or by phone, particularly for phishing purposes ," company said in an statement . The Incident was detected by the company on April 18, but the company has waited until now to inform customers to determine its full extent and to ensure that the security holes leveraged by the hackers have been patched. BEWARE OF PHISHING ATTAC

French intelligence agency gets complete access to Orange Telecom Data

French intelligence agency gets complete access to Orange Telecom Data
Mar 21, 2014
Another leak from  Edward Snowden files, but this time not about the NSA, rather the documents revealed that France's central intelligence agency, the DGSE has complete and unconditional  access to all of  telecom giant  Orange's data, not just metadata . Yes! It is the same  Orange company who threatened to sue the NSA for hacking into the underwater cable that it jointly owns with 15 other companies. According to the French paper Le Monde -- Orange, the leading telecom company in France with more than 26 million customers worldwide cooperated allegedly illegally for years with France's main intelligence agency. DGSE and Agents with military clearance have been working with Orange for at least 30 years. France has a PRISM like surveillance  program to target phone communications, emails and data from tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo. Furthermore, DGSE is also sharing this data with foreign allies like GCHQ.  The revelations c

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800,000 Customers' detail stolen in Data Breach at French Telecom 'Orange'

800,000 Customers' detail stolen in Data Breach at French Telecom 'Orange'
Feb 03, 2014
One of the world's largest mobile operator ' Orange ' has been hit by data breach. The French multinational telecommunication company announced recently, it was targeted by unknown hackers on 16th January 2014, who allegedly gained access to the accounts of up to 800,000 customers of Orange website. According to a report published on the PC INpact website, the company warned their customers in an email that their Client Area website orange.fr was hacked and personal data of 3% customers have been stolen, but the passwords are not affected. The hacker has successfully stolen customers' names, mailing address, email, landline and mobile phone numbers. The company warned, with the information lost in this attack, hackers can perform phishing attacks, allowing them to steal personal data, including bank account details and passwords by sending emails that look as if they have come from official sources. Orange has confirmed the data breach, and afte

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