Wonga warns 270,000 borrowers of possible data theft
Mark Vandevelde reports that payday lender Wonga is notifying 270,000 customers that their personal details may have been acquired by a hacker. In related coverage, Shruti Tripathi Chopra of City A.M. reports:
Personal details of 245,000 UK customers of payday lender Wonga may have been stolen in a data breach discovered last week.
City A.M. understands that information including name, email address, home address, phone number, bank account number and sort code may have been stolen. The data breach also affected 25,000 users in Poland.
A Wonga spokesperson said: “Wonga is urgently investigating illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of its customers in the UK and Poland. We are working closely with authorities and we are in the process of informing affected customers. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.”