Hacked Data Posted Online, Says Experian South Africa

(Alliance News) - Experian PLC's South African unit has revealed that it found personal ...

Alliance News 2 September, 2020 | 12:42PM
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(Alliance News) - Experian PLC's South African unit has revealed that it found personal information related to a data breach on the internet.

The consumer credit reporting company said it continues to investigate the fraudulent incident, which exposed some personal information of as many as 24 million South Africans and 793,749 business entities.

"As a part of this investigation, we have identified files which we believe contain Experian data relating to the incident on the internet," Experian South Africa said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We continue to investigate these files and will take all steps available to us to reduce further dissemination if possible," said the company, whose parent is based in Dublin.

"We can confirm that a criminal case was opened last week in South Africa and the matter is now in the hands of law enforcement," it said.

Experian shares were up 3.4% at 2,827.00 pence in London on Tuesday.

By Artwell Dlamini; artwelldlamini@alliancenews.com

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Security Name Price Change (%) Morningstar
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