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Vodafone Portugal today announced that most customer data services have been disabled

Exploit: Hacking

Vodafone: Communications Carrier

cybersecurity news gauge indicating extreme risk

Risk to Business: 2.919 = Moderate

Wireless carrier Vodafone Portugal said that a substantial amount of its customer data services went offline for one overnight period following a cyberattack. The company’s 4G and 5G mobile networks, along with fixed voice, television, SMS and voice/digital answering services went down. The company says that customer data doesn’t appear to have been accessed or compromised. Some services still remain offline a week after the attack.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Attacks against communications companies have been a major component of the recent wave of infrastructure and related hacking.

Source: the record media