Saturday, October 11, 2008

Deutsche Telekom Error Puts Data Of 30M German Phone Users on Internet

Via The Sydney Morning Herald.

Confidential data on 30 million German phone users could be consulted on the Internet as a result of an error until the phone company locked access, a spokesman for Deutsche Telekom said Saturday.

Confirming a report in Monday's edition of the magazine Der Spiegel, the spokesman said on Thursday and Friday the company, Europe's leading telecommunications firm, had managed to secure the data -- including bank accounts -- relating to its clients.

The data had been accessible and easy to manipulate, he said. The company had no indication of a possible theft of the information.

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