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Orange Network Runs Into Rough Weather After Hacking

As Orange investigated the matter, the network was temporarily inactivated during the weekend. After that the network has supplied fresh store codes and keyword.

Several clients were protesting that till the fag end of mid-April 2007 they couldn't register their SIMs correctly. Users found that despite effectively carrying out the operation, they were not able to activate them and they had to start the entire process yet again. Hardly anybody was able to make any progress, after being informed about the breakdown of the system.

This could be associated with the unsuccessful violation of the Enable system.

Orange found that somebody was attempting to transfer client information from the credit inspection and connection management system.

On April 18, 2007, Orange's representative averred in a report issued by mobiletoday.co.uk, "We just came to know that somebody was attempting to infiltrate our sales system which is utilized by a few of our sales channels to enlist fresh clients and update the present ones." The system compiles the client information, which comprises client's name, cell number and clients' update qualification.

It is supposed that the cyber-terrorists were seeking to rob confidential corporate data to aim other autonomous firms' clientele.

The incursion was planned to collect the names and telephone numbers of possible clients with the motive of aiming them, but Mobile believes that there is no threat of any clients' finance information being exposed.

Suppliers were asked to get in touch with Orange network for updates and connections, till the trouble was settled. They were also asked to furnish the clients' information and mobile number while telephoning the network.

Over the last five months (Nov. 2006 - March 2007), this is the second incidence of security violation in Orange. Last November (2006) a former Orange worker disclosed a serious security oversight pertaining client's confidential data, permitting employees to access client records secretly.

Related article: Orange Savings Bank Cautions Residents of New phishing Scam

» SPAMfighter News - 24-04-2007

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