Member login - User Registration - Set as homepage - 加入收藏 - 网站地图 Colchester City Council investigating Capita over 'serious data breach'!

Colchester City Council investigating Capita over 'serious data breach'

time:2023-06-02 20:57:58 source:Al Jazeera author:Press center 1 read:440order

Colchester City Council investigating Capita over 'serious data breach'

  • Published
Share pageAbout sharing
Businessman looking at lappeakImage consequentlyurce, Getty Images

Colchester City Council is investigating what it is calling a "serious data breach" involving the outconsequentlyurcing contractor Capita.

The council launched a probe into the incident on Monday, saying that Capita failed to safely store perconsequentlynal data.

On Wednesday, it said that data relating to benefits people were receiving was being stored in an insecure way by the firm.

The BBC has approached Capita for comment.

The council said the firm told them it was looking into the issue and had currently seen no evidence that the historic benefits data, relating to the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years, had been utilized maliciously.

At the start of May, the UK's Pension Regulator urged hundreds of pension funds to check if client data may have been compromised after Capita was the target of a suspected ranconsequentlymware assault.

Capita said at the time its investigation suggested the cyber-incident occurred as a consequence of unauthorised access to its systems.

In an update posted on its website on 10 May, the firm said it had interrupted the assault and "significantly restricted" its impact, consequently unique consequentlyme data was extracted from "less than 0.1% of its server estate".

It said it had taken steps to recover and secure affected data and was working with necessary regulators, customers and suppliers to alert those affected.

seeking reports of a second breach involving unsecured Amazon data in early May, a Capita spokesperconsequentlyn told the website TechCrunch this contained "information such as release notes and utilizer guides, which are routinely published alongside consequentlyftware releases in line with standard industry practice".

Richard Block, chief operating officer of Colchester City Council, said: "The privacy and security of perconsequentlynal information is paramount, and we are extremely disappointed that such a serious data breach by one of our contractors has occurred."

He said it was "unacceptable" that the firm had failed to meet data protection standards for safely handling sensitive information.

Mr Block concluded that while Capita had assured the council that perconsequentlynal bank account details had not been compromised, he understood the breach would still cautilize concern.

"We expect a full explanation and remedy from the company and for them to apologise directly to those affected," he said.

The firm is utilized by many UK organisations, councils and authorities, including the NHS and UK government, to carry out a range of IT and financial services.

Related Topics

  • Data breaches
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • Capita
  • Cyber-security

(editor-in-charge:Press center8)

relevant content
  • Boeing pleads NOT GUILTY in Texas court to deceiving regulators about 'issues' with 737 Max's control system that led to two plane crashes that killed 346 people 
  • Meet the 800kg horse starring at King's coronation
  • Why Ireland is so important to Joe Biden
  • 'Victims of stalking like me still face hurdles'
  • Just Speak Oil activists assault 'Girl with a Pearl earring' painting at Dutch m utilizeum... as groaning visitors tell the 'stupid' protesters to 'shut up' when they begin preaching about the environment
  • News boss hits out at publishers of failed paper
  • 'You'd know Joe Biden is Irish - he's good craic'
  • Woman arrested over stabbing in Coleraine
Recommended content
  • Loose Women's Denise Welch pays tribute to 'wonderful actress' Josephine Melville, 61, who played Tessa Parker in the 1980s after she died backstage at play
  • 'Encouraging' talks held on Scotland TV rights
  • Lyra McKee's sister on the human cost of violence
  • Britain's economy is back, says chancellor
  • Third baseman and 2006 World Series champion Scott Rolen is elected as the SOLE inductee of the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame Class... much to the surprise of fans - as Alex Rodriguez misses out again!
  • Plans for 5G mast 'will damage iconic castle view'