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Posted on: 01 Aug 2016 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

O2 customer data for sale

 
 

Hackers have managed to gain access to O2 customer data, which has been put up for sale on the dark web. Data was likely obtained by using usernames and passwords which were stolen from gaming website XSplit, 3 years ago. These were then used to gain access to the O2 accounts. Once the login credentials matched, the hackers could gain access to the O2 customer data using a process called “credential stuffing”.

Hackers gained access to all sorts of sensitive data including dates of birth, emails, phone numbers and passwords. This ultimately relies on password reuse. Cases such as this one just highlight the true dangers of password reuse.

This case goes to show using the same usernames and passwords across multiple sites isn’t a good idea. Also using passwords that aren’t complex enough and are easily guessable is also a bad idea.

ITWiser can help prevent issues like this happening to you. Whether you are a business or home user, this type of attack can happen to anyone. For more information, get in touch today and find out how ITWiser can help you.


 
The Register