Vodafone has fired numerous employees following a security breach that saw customer records become easily accessible online.
Vodafone saw uproar in customer dissatisfaction over the weekend as it was revealed its database of customer details are stored online rather than in a secure Vodafone server, with a username and password login as security.
Private customer details and records were compromised as Vodafone employees allegedly shared or sold log-in details that allowed access to entire lists of calls and messages from individuals.
Vodafone has not confirmed the number of employees sacked over the incident, but says it has referred to matter to the NSW police and is currently investigating the matter. Vodafone is currently reviewing its IT security and training processes.
The privacy incident coincides with a barrage of negative press for Vodafone Hutchinson Australia including a 15,000 strong class action lawsuit against the telco.