Another day, another ‘hacking’. This time less than 2000 people from Vodafone have had their accounts accessed, allowing those hackers to see/copy customers’ names, their mobile phone numbers, bank sort codes and the last four digits of their bank account numbers.
On their own these details are not very useful but they could be used to try and access other accounts and commit fraud etc.
The difference here between TalkTalk hack and this Vodafone ‘hack’ is that these details were most likely purchased from the ‘dark web’ aka dodgy websites that sell logins, credit card details etc.
Vodafone say they’ve notified those customers however it’s worth checking just in case HOWEVER always be careful after a hack has happened as the hackers could be sending you emails pretending to be Vodafone etc. If you want to double check ring them using the number on their website.
Report any unusual activity on your accounts to your bank and, if you are in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, to the national fraud and internet crime reporting centre Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or http://www.actionfraud.police.uk. If you are in Scotland, call Police Scotland