Mobile phone network 3 is in trouble today after an enterprising chap called ‘Dan’ (no relation to our Dan) stumbled across 79,035 names and addresses on their website. 3 rapidly took the list down.
Names and addresses aren’t exactly confidential – they’re available in the phone book – but most curiously of all, 3 claims that less than five percent of the info comes from 3 customers. That raises the rather thorny question of who the hell the rest of them are.
Any ideas? Drop us a tweet at @techdigest with your suggestions as to who these people might be.
When IP, or “internet protocol” was invented in 1977, no-one imagined that we’d actually get through the 4.2 billion possible addresses. Turns out that there are only 600 million or so left, and given the rate at which mobile phones are going online, there’s every chance we could run out as soon as 2010….