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Virgin Media data breach hits 900,000 people

by LLB Editor
6th Mar 20 6:45 am

A Virgin Media database that had personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, it has been revealed.

The information was accessed “on at least one occasion” by an unknown user.

Lutz Schüler, chief executive of Virgin Media said: “We recently became aware that one of our marketing databases was incorrectly configured which allowed unauthorised access. We immediately solved the issue by shutting down access.”

“Protecting our customers’ data is a top priority and we sincerely apologise,” he said.

“Based upon our investigation, Virgin Media does believe that the database was accessed on at least one occasion but we do not know the extent of the access or if any information was actually used,” Mr Schuler said.

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