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Three data hack: Six million customers' data at risk

18th Nov 16 9:53 am

Arrests have been made over the data breach

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Three data breach that affected millions across the country.

Many details of customers were taken such as their names and addresses. These details had been accessed by using a login to get into the database of customers who were eligible for a new ugrade.

This breach allowed the phones to be “unlawfully intercepted”

On Wednesday two men from Manchester and one from Kent were arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA). This was part of ongoing inquires.

A 48 year-old-man from Oprington, Kent and a 38 year-old-man from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, were arrested on suspicion of computer misuse offences.

The other man, a 35-year old man from Moston, Greater Manchester was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the court of justice.

All three men have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A spokesman for the company told the BBC: “Over the last four weeks Three has seen an increasing level of attempted handset fraud.

“This has been visible through higher levels of burglaries of retail stores and attempts to unlawfully intercept upgrade devices.

“We’ve been working closely with the police and relevant authorities.

“To date, we have confirmed approximately 400 high value handsets have been stolen through burglaries and eight devices have been illegally obtained through the upgrade activity.”

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