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Vodafone, Iceland (apparently) hacked by @AgentCoOfficial – text messages from politicians and others online

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The hacker website Cyber War News announced today that servers and domains of Vodafone, Iceland have been hacked. Vodafone has acknowledged that the company has been hacked. The hacking can potentially touch the 77.000 Vodafone accounts in Iceland. The hacker(s) have now also placed material online.

Rúv, the Icelandic public broadcaster has already reported (in Icelandic) that among the material now online there are text messages from Icelandic politicians. By looking up numbers of mobile phones it is possible to read messages from three days from three different years. Many politicians have their mobile numbers online and mobile numbers are in general not a well guarded secret in little Iceland where trust is high and few people are worried about privacy.

According to Cyber War News a Turkish hacker/hacker group that goes by the Twitter name @AgentCoOfficial has already announced on Twitter that this has happened and that he/they did it, as can be seen here.

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Written by Sigrún Davídsdóttir

November 30th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Posted in Iceland

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