Comments to article about Telia e-ID and fraud

On October 17, business daily Dagens Industri reported on an alleged bank fraud against a number of individuals where Telia’s e-identification (Telia e-ID) was part of the chain. It is true, unfortunately, that Telia e-ID was abused. However, no Telia insider was involved, as initially reported by Swedish news agency TT, which later published a correction.

On October 17, business daily Dagens Industri reported on an alleged bank fraud against a number of individuals where Telia’s e-identification (Telia e-ID) was part of the chain. It is true, unfortunately, that Telia e-ID was abused. However, no Telia insider was involved, as initially reported by Swedish news agency TT, which later published a correction.
“Instead it was an insider at the Swedish postal company Posten”, writes TT.
 We at Telia only view our part of the chain, which means that a person must have gained access to Telia e-ID by identity theft. For customers who have ordered Telia e-ID properly, there are no security risks of using Telia e-ID.
We are now assisting the police in its investigation and have a dialogue with the banks. Meanwhile, we stopped the flow that has been abused and we are reviewing our routines to see how we can further improve safety.