M1 suspends iPhone 6 pre-orders after security breach

M1 has reported a potential security breach on its website and has suspended pre-orders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus while it investigates.

It announced this on a Facebook post at about 7.30pm on Monday.

“As a precaution to protect our customers’ personal information, we will be temporarily suspending pre-orders while we urgently investigate this issue,” the post read.

Reports said  the telco suspended pre-orders after a hacker had accessed its website by mistake, and reported the breach to the company.

This comes at a time when Apple on Monday said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, AFP reported.

The California tech giant said that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones.

Four million pre-orders

More than four million pre-orders were received in the 24 hours after the new devices went on sale last Friday.

Sales are set to open at 8am local time on Friday (Sept 19) in Singapore, the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Britain. 

Some 20 more countries will get the iPhone on Sept 26.