Capita admits hackers may have accessed personal data

21/04/2023 | The Register

Personal data exfiltrated from international business process outsourcing and professional services company Capita has been made available by the hacking group Black Basta. Capita has not yet confirmed the data leak but is still investigating. The security incident first came to light at the end of March. Reports claim Black Basta has made a small sample available. The data includes phone numbers, home addresses, bank account information and job application details. Capita said it is in contact with the Information Commissioner's Office.

UPDATE: 200423 - The Guardian reports that, for the first time, Capita has admitted hackers accessed potential customer, staff and supplier data. Even though the cyberattack was restricted to only 4% of its IT systems, data was breached during the incident. The company said: “There is currently some evidence of limited data exfiltration from the small proportion of affected server estate which might include customer, supplier or colleague data.”  

UPDATE: 210423 - In a statement, the Information Commissioner's Office confirmed that it had received notification of the Capita data breach and was assessing the situation.   

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