COPENHAGEN Feb 13 Danish telecoms company 3
said on Monday one or more hackers had stolen data from around
3,600 of its customers and attempted to get the company, owned
by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd and Investor AB
, to pay "millions" to not publish it.
The company, which has around 1.2 million customers in
total, said it would not "negotiate with criminals" and has
handed over the case to the police.
"After dialogue with the police, our assessment is that the
blackmail threat is real and that the perpetrators actually are
in possession of the data," 3 said in a statement.
The stolen data consists of names, addresses and civil
registration numbers but not bank information or pin codes, the
3 said it was not immediately clear how the breach had
happened. The company was not immediately available for further
(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen. Editing by Jane Merriman)