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O2 customer data being sold to criminals on dark net, investigation finds

O2 customer data including phone numbers, emails, passwords and dates of birth, is being sold by criminals on the dark net.

The data was almost certainly obtained by using usernames and passwords first stolen from gaming website XSplit three years ago to log onto O2 accounts, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.

When the login details matched, the hackers could access O2 customer data in a process known as “credential stuffing”.

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