The South African branch of consumer credit reporting agency Experian disclosed this week a data breach that impacted 24 million customers.
The company revealed that only personal information was exposed in the data breach, no financial or credit-related information was compromised.
Experian declared that it has identified the origin of the attack and has already wiped stolen data from the devices used by the attackers.
The credit agency did not disclose the exact number of impacted users, but according to a report published by the South African Banking Risk Centre (SABRIC) the security incident may have impacted 24 million South African citizens and 793,749 local businesses.
“Experian – a consumer, business and credit information services agency – has experienced a breach of data which has exposed some personal information of as many as 24 million South Africans and 793 749 business entities to a suspected fraudster.” reads the report.
The company already reported the incident to law enforcement and the appropriate regulatory authorities and is going to notify the impacted customers.
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