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A Croatian phone carrier came across this deadly data breach

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Last Updated on 13/02/2022 by Nidhi Khandelwal

A data breach has been discovered by Croatian phone carrier ‘A1 Hrvatska,’ exposing the personal information of 10% of its subscribers, or around 200,000 people.

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The notification is brief, stating that they experienced a cybersecurity incident involving illegal access to one of their user databases, which contained sensitive personal information.

Full names, personal identification numbers, physical addresses, and telephone numbers are among the types of information that have been accessed.

Information on bank cards or online accounts has not been compromised, according to A1 Hrvatska, because the accessible database did not contain these details.

A computer forensics team investigating the event and analysing the logs to identify what was stolen confirmed this crucial component.

Customers whose information was compromised in this breach will be notified immediately by A1 Hrvatska, according to the company.

Meanwhile, a criminal report has been filed with the Zagreb Police Department, and the attack is being investigated.

Vodafone’s Portugal region suffered a very disruptive cyberattack three days ago, resulting in the loss of 4G and 5G data services. A1 Hrvatska is a strategic partner of Vodafone.

Strategic partners occasionally share web infrastructure, but the link appears dubious in this case, but it can’t be fully ruled out.

Because the incident appears to have had no impact on A1 Hrvatska’s services or operations, it appears to be a case of unauthorized database access, either due to a misconfiguration or stolen credentials.

Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi is a tech news/research contributor at TheDigitalHacker. She publishes about techno geopolitics, privacy, and data breach.
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