Data of 800,000 Swisscom customers compromised in breach








Swisscom, the biggest telecom company in Switzerland, has suffered a data breach that resulted in the compromise of personal data of some 800,000 customers, i.e., nearly ten percent of the entire Swiss population.

“The data accessed included the first and last names, home addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers of Swisscom customers; contact details which, for the most part, are in the public domain or available from list brokers,” the company explained.

The data is classed as “non-sensitive” under Swiss data protection law. No sensitive data, such as passwords, conversation or payment data, was affected.

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