Southern Water confirms financial data of 5-10% of customers stolen

14/02/2024 | BBC News

Southern Water has confirmed that personal and financial data belonging to 5-10% of its customers across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight has been exfiltrated in a cyberattack first reported last month. In an email to customers, Southern Water apologised for the breach and informed them that personal data, including their names, dates of birth, national insurance numbers, bank account details and reference numbers, could have been stolen for sale on the dark web. The company said it had been monitoring suspicious activity in its IT systems since last month when it was named on a cybercrime website. Southern Water has engaged leading independent cybersecurity experts to investigate the matter and is notifying all affected customers and employees. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been notified and is investigating the incident. The ICO has advised concerned individuals to contact them.

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