Capita data breach continues as second breach also revealed

16/05/2023 | TechCrunch

The impact of the Capta data breach continues to grow as pension provider Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) confirmed personal information belonging to 470,000 of its members may have been compromised in the security incident. 

In related news, the Financial Times (£) reports Colchester Council is accusing Capita of failing to adequately secure personal data in what it claims is a serious breach affecting it and other local authorities. A total of five councils have since confirmed their files had been put at risk due to the unsecured cloud-based data storage system. In addition to Colchester Council, the list includes Coventry, Adur and Worthing in West Sussex, Rochford District and South Staffordshire Council. 

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