Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
Ffrees customers unaware of any breach!
It has been reported that customers of the UK financial services company Ffrees, said they weren’t aware of any breaches until months after the event. 4 months after the event took place a security researcher got in touch with the people affected. The same anonymous white hat hacker also discovered the AA shop accessories breach which was discovered back in April.
The leaked information that the researcher discovered included physical addresses, 94,574 unique email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and driving licence numbers, also over 300k transaction logs. A small number of records around 95 related to children, also passport numbers and expiry dates had been exposed.
As soon as the researcher discovered this information he immediately contacted Ffrees to tip them off about the major issue. The researcher then got back in touch 3 months later to see if anything had been done, the researcher was told that appropriate action had been taken.
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