An incredible one quarter of Iceland’s population has had their data stolen after a Turkish hacker compromised Vodafone Iceland’s database of client information.
According to the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, it became apparently on Saturday that there had been a hacking attack as details began appearing across the internet. It was only on Sunday that Vodafone’s Icelandic division indicated that they had indeed been the victims of a hacking incident, however the company denied allegations that sensitive details such as passwords and bank details had in fact been stolen from their databases.
The good news for the 77,000 Icelandic residents this attack effects is that the details supposedly stolen and revealed from the telecom company are actually from 2011. Nonetheless, Vodafone Iceland have suggested that all of their users change their passwords, as well as doing the same for email accounts of social media which might’ve had the same password.
Amongst the information revealed by the hackers to the internet is correspondence between several Icelandic politicians, including some rather unfortunate remarks about the country’s prime minister