Telco fined €9 million for hiding cyberattack impact from customers

The Greek data protection authority has imposed fines of 5,850,000 EUR ($6.55 million) to COSMOTE and 3,250,000 EUR ($3.65 million) to OTE, for leaking sensitive customer communication due to a cyberattack.

As the agency says in an announcement, COSMOTE infringed at least eight articles of the GDPR, including violating its duty to inform affected customers of the true impact of the incident.

OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization) and COSMOTE belong to the same entity, OTE Group, which is the largest technology company in Greece, offering fixed and mobile telephony, broadband, and network communication services.

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Source: Bleeping Computer