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    • PROLIANT
    • By PROLIANT 4th Jan 12, 6:11 PM
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    Shopacheck Data Breach
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:11 PM
    Shopacheck Data Breach 4th Jan 12 at 6:11 PM
    As per the title, today I received an email from Shopacheck informing me that 2 data backup tapes have gone missing from their IT Dept containing personal financial details of its customers.
    Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
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  • phoebesmum2105
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:20 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:20 PM
    I got the same letter last week, ??? what could this mean??
    Sealed pot (who knows?)

    All debts paid in 2013 , apart from overdraft , now to tackle that
    £3760.00/£
    DEBT FREE FOR CHRISTMAS 2014 please
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 4th Jan 12, 6:22 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:22 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:22 PM
    It means potentially someone could decrypt it and obtain your details that they held if it was on that backup.
  • phoebesmum2105
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:24 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:24 PM
    Seems a little odd to me, surely this is a major breach of a persons confidential information!!!!!!!!!!

    I have found out that shopacheck were or are Welcome finance, I don't even have a loan or anything with them,all paid off ages ago!!!!
    Sealed pot (who knows?)

    All debts paid in 2013 , apart from overdraft , now to tackle that
    £3760.00/£
    DEBT FREE FOR CHRISTMAS 2014 please
    • PROLIANT
    • By PROLIANT 4th Jan 12, 6:30 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:30 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:30 PM
    Backup tapes will contain up to 6 years worth of account data depending on the business rules.
    Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
  • ASmith
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:46 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 6:46 PM
    I received an email too and posted about it the other day - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3707771

    I've never taken out a loan with Shopacheck or any other company.

    I wonder if the email is a scam taking advantage of the real data theft (for which I believe they send a letter?) Plus they spelt my name slightly wrong, which also makes it look like a scam.
  • Ayrshireman
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    • 4th Jan 12, 7:47 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 7:47 PM
    Wouldn't say it's the first knew someone who was an agent for provident who would tell clients about other clients etc and disclosed via a letter to someone who was in arrears to their employer ....thats what I call a breach!
    • Traceyg
    • By Traceyg 4th Jan 12, 7:47 PM
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    • #8
    • 4th Jan 12, 7:47 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 7:47 PM
    I posted this last week about Welcome Finance, it was in our local paper

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3695707&highlight=
    • banks4u
    • By banks4u 4th Jan 12, 11:09 PM
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    • #9
    • 4th Jan 12, 11:09 PM
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    • 4th Jan 12, 11:09 PM
    Speak to the information commisioner
  • jonsyt
    I got one of these letters aswel even though i have had no dealings with them at all
    • kevinhartshorn
    • By kevinhartshorn 5th Jan 12, 8:47 PM
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    I'v had the same letter yet never had any loan! Why have they got my details??? And the letter was sent to my new address. ( the info is prob in safer hands now than it was with shopercheck anyway)
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