UK Insurance Co. Hack Impacts 93,000

Staysure Says Encrypted Payment Card Details Compromised
UK Insurance Co. Hack Impacts 93,000

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.


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Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.




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