UK: 100,000 members of Civil Service Sports Club are first being told their details were stolen by fraudsters in 2010

Hannah Furness reports:

More than 100,000 civil servants and public sector workers have been warned their personal details may have been stolen in a bid to defraud the Government.

Members of the Civil Service Sports Club, which has 130,000 members nationwide, have been told their names, addresses, dates of birth and National Insurance numbers have been stolen from a central computer database.

The details were then used in frauds aimed at obtaining money from the Government, the organisation has admitted.

The data breach is now the subject of an on-going criminal investigation and could be subject to court proceedings, it said.

Furious members of the club have only just been told their information was stolen, despite the fact it occurred in February 2010.

Read more on The Telegraph.

I’d be furious, too, even if the explanation for non-notification was so as not to interfere with a criminal investigation.

The Register has more on the case, and the CSSC has a web page devoted to the breach.

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