FIRE News: Swisscom data breach – Personal details of 800,000 compromised

February 8, 2018 — Swisscom data breach – Personal details of 800,000 compromised

Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by FIRE News disclosing that 800,000 personal records of Swisscom customers have been compromised.

Although Swisscom reports that no credit card or payment information was exposed, having your name, address, and date of birth stolen can still cause problems. Cyber criminals use this information to create a complete profile of customers. Add a little social engineering, and they can start cracking all types of accounts and even open up accounts in consumers’ names.

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