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Bupa loses personal details of 108,000 people in data breach

Author: Cara McGoogan / Source: The Telegraph

Bupa has admitted to a massive data breach after customer information was copied and deleted in a violation of rules.

The security incident occurred after an employee copied and deleted the details of 108,000 customers with international health plans. The tampered with data included names, dates of birth, nationalities and some contact details.

The company said no medical or financial data was lost and that it is alerting customers whose information had been affected.

It warned customers that their “policy information has been inappropriately copied and removed” and that they should be suspicious of fraudsters who might try and use the details for financial gain.

“We know that this will be concerning and I would like to personally apologise,” the letter said. “Protecting the information we hold about you is our absolute priority and I am sorry…

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