Yet another major data breach.

  john bunyan 16:19 09 Sep 2017
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Experian have had a major security problem. There seems no end to these hacks. Should UK folk do anything re banks etc in view of this ?

experian

  john bunyan 16:23 09 Sep 2017

Or was it Equifax?

Equifax

Anyway it shows how even massive companies are often insecure.

  oresome 10:07 10 Sep 2017

I never bother with credit reports from the various companies that do this sort of thing, but because I have an issue proving my ID with the taxman I looked at Noddle yesterday at their suggestion.

I was amazed at all the enquiries being made on my account since I went on a comparison site a few days ago for car insurance quotes.

  Forum Editor 10:18 10 Sep 2017
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"...it shows how even massive companies are often insecure."

It's an aspect of living in an increasingly connected world. There simply isn't any way that a business can say to it's customers 'your personal data are 100% secure' and there never will be, ever again.

We have to live with it. It doesn't mean that all these companies are inept, or careless about data security; it means that criminals are just as clever as the people who are trying to keep them out.

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