Jul 242010
 July 24, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Caitlin McBride and Melanie Finn report:

The Vodafone employee responsible for hacking into the phones of Louis Walsh and Glenda Gilson has been sacked, it has been revealed.

The company confirmed last night that they fired the individual responsible for hacking into the voicemails of the TV stars after an internal inquiry and the involvement of Gardai — meaning the worker is facing the possibility of criminal charges.

Although the mobile phone provider refused to name their clients, a spokesperson for the network said: “We can confirm we recently discovered that a retail employee of Vodafone was involved in an incident of alleged misuse of customer information in relation to voicemail only.

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