Western Union Customer Data Stolen – Company Blames an Unnamed Storage Firm

Rafia Shaikh reports:

Trusted Western Union with your money? It appears the company may have lost your information to hackers. While the company talks about testing transactions with Ripple and expects higher sales in 2018, it seems it’s having some troubles with security. Some of the Western Union consumers started receiving a letter from the company last month that informed them of a data breach that had occurred at a data storage company used by WU. This breach led to exposure of Western Union customer records.

“We have discovered that some of your information may have been accessed without authorization as a result of a computer intrusion against an external vendor system formerly used by Western Union for secure data storage,” the letter said.

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