Virgin Media

Virgin Media left 900,000 consumers’ details exposed in unsecured database

One of the UK’s largest internet providers has admitted that it left a database containing the unencrypted details of more than 900,000 UK residents – including existing and potential customers – freely accessible to anybody on the internet, with no password required.

Exposed data included records which could have linked users to pornographic websites.

800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords

Virgin Media, a leading provider of internet, TV, and phone services in Britain, is urging customers to reset the passwords on their routers.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

Virgin Media newsletter snowballs, burying customers with unwanted emails

Subscribers to Virgin Media’s mailing list vented their anger after they were bombarded with hundreds and hundreds of unwanted messages yesterday, drowning out legitimate email.