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A data breach at Wonga could affect almost 250,000 UK customers

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An urgent investigation is underway
The UK payday loan firm, Wonga, has said that it’s “urgently investigating” a recent data breach which has seen attackers gain “illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data” of up to 245,000 of its customers.
Although Wonga has been aware of the breach for over a week, it didn’t initially act as it didn’t believe any data had been stolen.
Unfortunately, it’s become clear that data has indeed been stolen, and it includes names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. It could even include the last 4 digits of customers’ bank cards which some banks use as part of the process for logging into online accounts.
Wonga has said it doesn’t believe that customers’ loan accounts have been affected but warns they should be vigilant.
This is a huge financial data breach and the combination of personal and bank details that have been stolen is a worrying one in terms of customers’ financial security.

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