Η Virgin Media, a telephone, television and internet service provider at United Kingdom, revealed yesterday one incident violation data. The violation was caused by one base data of the company exposed to Internet and was not password protected access.
The result was exposing about 900.000 personal information customers (about 15% of the company's total customers).
The company said it had already notified the UK Information Protection Office of the infringement incident.
"Based on the survey, Virgin Media believes that the database was breached at least once, but we do not know the extent of the access or whether customer information was actually breached and used," said Lutz Schüler, Managing Director of Virgin Media.
In an interview with the Financial Times newspaper (which first published the story), Schüler said that there is no evidence that customer data has been misused.
The company said it was communicating personally with each of the affected customers to inform them of the incident.
Virgin Media is the second telecommunications company to disclose data breach in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, η T-Mobile, based in USA, also revealed a data breach that affected both staff and customers of the company.