Ho Mobile, an Italian mobile operator, owned by Vodafone, has confirmed a massive data breach, which have affected roughly 2.5 million customers.
On December 28, a security analyst spotted the Telco’s database being offered for sale on a dark web forum.
Ho Mobile confirmed the incident on Monday, in a message posted on its official website and via SMS messages sent to all impacted customers.
Hackers broke into Ho’s servers and stole details on Ho customers, including full names, telephone numbers, social security numbers, email addresses, dates and places of birth, nationality, and home addresses.
As a precautionary measure, the Italian Telco is now offering to replace SIM cards for all impacted customers, if they wish, and free of any charges.