Hack Stalls Voyager Mobile Discount Debut

by Christopher Freeburn | May 15, 2012 10:51 am

Hack Stalls Voyager Mobile Discount Debut

Voyager Mobile’s planned roll-out of a new discount mobile plan on Tuesday was stopped[1] after Voyager’s website was allegedly hacked.

The company was to set to launch its $39-per-month plan, but it says a “malicious network attack” afflicted its main website, PCWorld reports.

Instead of the plan’s launch, this morning Voyager’s site contained a simple note saying it had experienced a network outage and that the launched had been postponed. No new date was set for the plan’s debut.

Running on Sprint‘s (NYSE:S[2]) wireless network, the new plan is expected to feature unlimited calling, text messages and 3G/4G data. The low price had attracted considerable attention.

Under its deal with Sprint, Voyager was to retail smartphones from Motorola (NYSE:MMI[3]) and Samsung that use Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[4]) Android operating system.

Voyager provided no further comment on the purported attack, PCWorld said.

Endnotes:
  1. was stopped: http://www.pcworld.com/article/255609/debut_of_cutrate_mobile_plan_marred_by_alleged_malicious_attack.htmlhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/255609/debut_of_cutrate_mobile_plan_marred_by_alleged_malicious_attack.html
  2. S: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=S
  3. MMI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MMI
  4. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG

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