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Orange hacked again, this time 1.3 million subscribers hit

Orange has been hacked yet again, with 1.3 million subscribers hit this time around.

Published Fri, May 9 2014 12:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:17 PM CST

Wireless carrier and Internet company Orange was hacked and the personal data of 1.3 million subscribers was stolen, with names, email addresses and phone numbers compromised. This is the second breach Orange has suffered in just three months, with Orange warning customers of being phished. The company has informed users affected in the latest data breach, and has opened up support lines to answer any questions.

Orange hacked again, this time 1.3 million subscribers hit | TweakTown.com

"For the people concerned, the data recovered includes their first names and surnames," an Orange spokesperson told BBC. "In addition, depending on the information supplied, email addresses, mobile and fixed-line phone numbers, the identity of the person's Internet operator and their date of birth, were also recovered."

Orange CEO Stephane Richard said his company would try to keep data more secure following NSA spy revelations, but the company is struggling with its cybersecurity efforts.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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