Wonga, a British payday loan company, has experienced a data security breach. Recently, they warned their customers about the event, and have said that they are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the issue.
The following types of data have been stolen:
– Address bank account numbers
– Sort codes
– Account holder names
According to their spokeswoman, around 245,000 UK and 25,000 Polish customers were affected.
There is a chance that the last four security digits of users’ bank cards were also stolen. Some of the banks use them to allow their customers to log in to online banking services.
Wonga assures their customers that their loan accounts are secure and that they need not take any action. However, customers are advised to remain vigilant and keep monitoring their accounts for any suspicious activity.A lot of British companies and institutions have been hacked up to this point, and Wonga has now become the latest addition to the list. Some of these include:
A lot of British companies and institutions have been hacked up to this point, and Wonga has now become the latest addition to the list. Some of these include:
– Tesco Bank
The Wonga data security breach is believed to be one of the largest financial information breaches in the UK’s history.
In order to assist those who were affected, Wonga has opened a special phone line for further inquiries and a help page on its website. The webpage recommends that customers change their passwords to be safe.
Wonga says that although they adhere to the highest security standards, unfortunately, the attacks have become increasingly sophisticated.