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Orange robbed of clients' personal data

18th December 2013
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It has been discovered that the personal data of hundreds of thousands of Orange Poland clients were available for sale online for a period of several months. The police are currently holding three suspects in the case.

One of the suspects was caught at Orange Poland headquarters. The mobile operator has since stated that the suspect was not an employee, but working on an outsourcing contract.

The discovery was made after a potential buyer attempted to purchase the personal data of some 135,000 people. The transactions was due to take place last week in £ódľ.

Police have managed to establish that the data included names, addresses, tax identification numbers, PESEL personal ID numbers, and many other confidential details.

Orange maintains that the data were stolen, not leaked. The firm has refused to comment further.

Poland A.M.

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