O2 issues data breach information

O2 have issued a statement on this morning’s revelations regarding their sending your phone number to every website you browse on a phone connected to O2.

There is a link to the statement below, but the key points are:

  • this has been going on since 10th January 2012
  • it was caused by a network update that had unintended consequences
  • it was fixed as of 2pm today (25/1)
  • O2 are co-operating fully with the Information Commissioner on this matter


LinkO2 blog statement