French leading telecommunication company, Orange has been hit again by hackers. Around 1.3million customers personal data have been stolen. The previous data breach was back in February of this year. This breach has been discovered on 18 April and hackers acquired names, email addresses, fixed line and mobile numbers, names of mobile and internet operators and the date of births of the customers. These stolen data can be used for phishing attack.
"A spokesman said the group had delayed announcing the latest breach to allow for the scale of the data theft to be assessed and to ensure that the security gaps which allowed it had been closed."