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Cebuana Lhuillier data breach affects over 900,000 clients

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Cebuana Lhuillier, a long-time pawning, remittance, microinsurance, and micro loan service provider, has announced this Saturday that one of its servers was uncovered to a data breach which may have exposed about 900,000 clients’ personal information.

Clients’ names, birth dates, email addresses, mobile numbers, and income information were the data which may have exposed, the local pawnshop told its clients through an email.

In January 15, the local pawn shop has detected attempts of using one of their servers. A follow-up investigation has revealed that there was an unauthorized downloading of contact lists on August 5, 8, and 12, 2018.

See also: Over 700,000 Filipinos affected by Facebook data breach, says the National Privacy Commission

Fortunately, Cebuana Lhuillier noted that the transaction details were not disclosed and their main servers ‘remain safe and protected.’

As stated by Richard O. Villaseran, AVP/Division Head for Cebuana Lhuillier’s Corporate Communications, the data breach has been reported to the National Privacy Commission (NPC) for investigation.

On the other hand, Cebuana Lhuillier advises clients to change passwords on their user accounts.

Source: ABS-CBN News

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