Wonga Data Breach could affect nearly a quarter million UK customers

Payday loan firm Wonga are warning more than a quarter of a million customers that their personal data may have been stolen in a data breach at the firm.

The online lender said it was “urgently investigating illegal and unauthorised access” to the personal data of some of its customers in the UK and Poland. It is understood that the breach could affect up to 270,000 current and former customers, including 245,000 in the UK. The company would not disclose where it had taken place.

The lender, which offers loans at interest rates starting at an extortionate 1,286% a year, became aware of a problem last week but did not realise until Friday that data could be accessed externally. It alerted the authorities and started to contact borrowers on Saturday to make them aware of the problem, and give details of a dedicated customer services phone line for those affected. …

Source: Wonga Data Breach could affect nearly a quarter million UK customers

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