“On 18 April, Orange identified an illegitimate access on a technical mailing and SMS platform, which it uses for its commercial campaigns in France,” the company stated. “This access entailed the copy of a limited amount of personal data concerning certain customers and identified prospective customers.”
Customers’ full names, e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers, landline phone numbers, Internet operators and birthdates were accessed.
The company says no financial information was exposed.
A separate breach in February of this year exposed approximately 800,000 customers’ information. As Graham Cluley points out, “To massively misquote Oscar Wilde: ‘To lose your customers’ data once may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose it twice begins to look like carelessness.'”