Virgin Media admits breach exposed 900,000 customers’ personal information after database was left unsecured for ten months

The personal information of 900,000 Virgin Media customers was left exposed online for 10 months enabling a third-party to access the data, it has emerged.

The company said the breach did not happen due to a hack but occurred because its database was incorrectly configured, allowing unauthorised access.

The information in the database did not include passwords or financial details but did contain names, email addresses, phone numbers and details of customers’ contracts with the service.

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Source: MailOnline