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Vodafone Greece is the largest telecom provider in Greece. But in 2004 a scandal within the company would pin them to be top of the news cycle in Greece for weeks. Hackers got in the network. And what they were after took everyone by surprise.


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Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, a cloudlifter, Motu M2, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.



JACK: [GREEK] Do you remember the Olympics of 2004?

ANNCR: Citizens of the world, welcome to Athens.

JACK: It was in Athens, Greece where the first Olympics ever took place.

ANNCR: Olympic Games, welcome back to Greece. [CHEERING] [GREEK]

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