Extending the trail of security breaches this year, now joins the South African bank Nedbank. As revealed, Nedbank suffered a data breach via a third-party service provider. The incident potentially affected 1.7 million customers.
Reportedly, one of the biggest banks in South Africa, Nedbank, has suffered a data breach. As disclosed via a security notice, the bank suffered following a security incident at its third-party service provider.
Specifically, the breach occurred at the bank’s marketing partner Computer Facilities (Pty) Ltd., who manage email and SMS marketing on behalf of the bank. Nedbank came to know of the incident as a result of a routine monitoring procedure.
Consequently, the incident also affected some Nedbank clients too, exposing their personal data.
As stated in their notice,
According to their investigations, the breach affected 1.7 million clients as their information was held by Computer Facilities (Pty) Ltd. These clients also include 1.1 million active clients.
Though, Nedbank has confirmed that the incident remained isolated to the third-party service provider only. And that it did not affect the bank systems directly. Nonetheless, they are taking measures to keep their clients’ data secure.