Three UK suffered a cyber event – 3 men arrested – Updated

Update – On Wednesday the National Crime Agency (NCA) said it had arrested two men from Manchester and one man from Kent as part of its inquiries.

A 48-year-old man from Orpington, Kent, and a 39-year old man from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, were arrested on suspicion of computer misuse offences, the NCA said.

The third man, a 35-year old from Moston, Greater Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

See conclusion at end of post. 

The Telegraph reported that Three hd suffered a massive data breach in which the personal information and contact details of millions of customers could have been accessed. It is believed to one of the largest hacks of its kind to affect people living in Britain. 

The personal details of millions of Three customers in the UK may have been accessed by cyber criminals. The information was contained on Three’s upgrade database, which stores the names, phone numbers, addresses and date of birth of people who use the network.

Three has not yet confirmed how many customers may be at risk but the company has advised concerned customers to call 333 on a Three mobile phone or 0333 338 1001 from another phone to get more information about the breach and whether their details may have been accessed.

This information from Reuters and the Telegraph appears to be completely over the top inaccurate. 

It seems this is more of a crime to steal phones than anything else and that the media is completely over exaggerating everything. Peoples records were unlikely accessed in the millions. Sounds like more of a sophisticated phone theft only which involved around 400 top priced phones being stolen in stores. 


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