Some 2,000 Vodafone customers are “open to fraud” after hackers accessed their personal details, the company has revealed. The mobile phone giant said 1,827 accounts had been breached, potentially providing criminals with customers’ names, mobile numbers, bank sort codes and the last four digits of their bank accounts. (Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

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