Outside storage outfit blamed for data leak blunder
By Iain Thomson
Western Union has confirmed one of its IT suppliers was hacked, and that customer information was exposed to miscreants.
A Register reader, who wished to remain anonymous, showed us a copy of a letter dated January 31 that he received from the money-transfer outfit. The missive admitted that a supposedly secure data storage company used by Western Union was compromised: a database full of the wire-transfer giant’s customer records was vulnerable to plundering, and hackers were quick to oblige.
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