A Czech court recently sentenced two hackers to three years in prison as they got unauthorized access to Vodafone's mobile phone bills and used them to buy gambling services valued at 600.000. According to information, Vodafone wants to pay for the customers who were victims of the attack, as it seems they were using the very easy "1234" password.
According to information, the hackers accessed the accounts using the previously mentioned code. They made online a ready-made new sim card, and they were getting the new sim from different stores. As they were aware of the number of each mobile and the password for each account, they could receive the sim without any additional confirmation. In this way, they managed to charge customers more than 600.000 Czech crowns, or about 24.000 euros.
Vodafone said that those accounts that use such easy passwords will have to repay the debt.
Victims say they have no idea how their Password was set to "1234" but also that they had no idea that there was an online market for the services market. In addition, Vodafone said it was possible for an employee to put such an easy code, although each customer had to change it to something more complicated.
So far Required length for the password of Vodafone accounts is not considered safe as the minimum length required is 4 characters.
Vodafone's attitude, however, is another reason why users need to make sure they use strong and different passwords on every site they use.