Insurer gets hacked and loses 100k customers' details
If you're with travel insurance company Staysure, you should be aware that they have confirmed that customer names and addresses have been stolen by hackers. They also managed to make off with card payment details and the CVV three-digit number on the back of a card.
The Financial Conduct Authority, the Information Commissioner's Office and the Police have all since been informed of this data breach.
Staysure's CEO says: "We immediately hired independent forensic data experts to fully ascertain the extent of the problem and have written to 93,389 affected customers, which represents fewer than seven percent of our customer base, to warn them and ask them to check that they have not been the victims of any fraud as a result."
This only affects customers who took out insurance before May 2012.
If you haven't received a letter, it would be worth contacting the company. Compensation is available too, with customers being offered free access to Data Patrol (an identity fraud monitoring service from Experian).
Hopefully, Staysure will be beefing up their security in the meantime.