UK Insurance Co. Hack Impacts 93,000Staysure Says Encrypted Payment Card Details Compromised
UK-based insurance and financial services firm Staysure has notified more than 93,000 customers that their personal information, including encrypted payment card details, was compromised following a cyber-attack against its systems in October 2013.
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Compromised information includes encrypted payment card details of customers who purchased insurance before May 2012, along with CVV (card security code) details and customer names and addresses, according to a statement on the firm's website.
The company became aware of the problem on November 14 and informed the relevant card-issuing bodies, regulators and law enforcement, Staysure says.
Staysure hired independent forensic data experts to investigate the extent of the problem. About 7 percent of the company's customer were affected, the investigation shows.
Impacted individuals are being offered free identity monitoring services.