Natalie O'Brien for The Age:
THE personal details of millions of Vodafone customers, including names, home addresses, driver's licence numbers and credit card details, have been available on the web in what is described as an ''unbelievable'' lapse in security by the mobile phone giant.
The actual breach is that people were sharing usernames and password. It seems Vodafone doesn't believe in a structured level of access, instead giving total access to mobile phone shops, that just sell Vodafone products.
I would expect a lot of other businesses in this day and age might even share the same issue. It is probably a good time for them to review their setup of these things as well.
However, combined with the lawsuit, it would seem Vodafone (or rather VHA), might have seriously just impacted their bottom line.