The UK telecom and ISP Virgin Media is informing some customers of a data breach that took place when unauthorized persons accessed an incorrectly configured database.

Virgin Media, which supplies telephone, TV and internet services in the UK, said names, home and email addresses, phone numbers and in some cases birth dates, were stored in the database. Virgin did not report how many customers were affected, but some published reports place the figure at 900,000.

The database was used to store information relating to marketing activities.

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