Singtel breach compromises data of customers, former employees

Singtel has confirmed that personal details of 129,000 customers, as well as financial information of its former employees, have been compromised in a security breach that involved a third-party file-sharing system. Credit card details belonging to the staff of a corporate client and information tied to 23 enterprises, including suppliers and partners, also have been leaked in the incident.

The announcement on Wednesday came just under a week after the Singapore telco revealed “files were taken” in an attack that affected a file-sharing system, called FTA, which was developed two decades ago by Accellion. Singtel said it had used the software internally and with external stakeholders.

Following its investigations, the telco said compromised personal data belonging to 129,000 customers contained their identification number alongside some other data that included name, date of birth, mobile number, and physical address.

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Source: ZDNet