Aviva said none of its business or customer data was affected

Aviva

A former computer company director has been jailed for 18 months for hacking into 900 phones belonging to Aviva.

Richard Neale had pleaded guilty to carrying out the attack in May 2014, the BBC reports.

He was previously a director at Esselar, a company contracted by Aviva to run its security network.

An Aviva spokesman said: “The issue was specific to some of our employees’ mobile devices and no Aviva business or customer data was affected. It was an overnight issue and by the start of the next day we had restored the affected devices.”

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