M1 restores website for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders after 12-hour suspension

An M1 store at IMM. M1 has restored its website that takes pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus after 12 hours of suspension due to a security loophole. -- PHOTO: M1
An M1 store at IMM. M1 has restored its website that takes pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus after 12 hours of suspension due to a security loophole. -- PHOTO: M1

SINGAPORE - M1 has restored its website that takes pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus after 12 hours of suspension due to a security loophole.

The telco posted a notice on Facebook at 7.30pm on Monday to inform customers about the site suspension due to a "potential security breach". The temporary measure was to protect customers' personal information, it said.

At about 8am on Tuesday, M1 posted another notice on Facebook that the breach was rectified. It apologised for the incident, saying a full review will be conducted.

A customer first alerted M1 to the potential security loophole via a post on M1's Facebook wall on Sunday at around 9pm. He hacked into its website by mistake.

"The person who accessed the information said he did not mean to hack the site, but wanted to bring the issue to M1's attention before hackers discovered the loophole," said an M1 spokesman yesterday.

Reassuring customers, it added that it places "the utmost priority in protecting our customer data and privacy and has implemented strict processes and procedures to safeguard customer information, including conducting regular security audits".

M1 started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last Friday.