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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 21st Dec 17, 2:39 PM
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    MSE News: British Gas warns 1,600 customers their login details may have been...
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    • 21st Dec 17, 2:39 PM
    MSE News: British Gas warns 1,600 customers their login details may have been... 21st Dec 17 at 2:39 PM
    Some 1,600 British Gas customers have been told their account number, name and email address may have been involved in a "breach of security" last month, after a "third party" got the login details from another website the affected customers use...
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    • Reaper
    • By Reaper 21st Dec 17, 3:41 PM
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    • 21st Dec 17, 3:41 PM
    It's not very helpful to keep the 3rd party web site secret. Can any of those affected say where else they stored their login details? An online password web site for example.
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 21st Dec 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 21st Dec 17, 4:23 PM
    More like one which BG passes info to, so they can flog their customers something.
    • Michaelw
    • By Michaelw 22nd Dec 17, 7:00 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 17, 7:00 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 17, 7:00 AM
    A British Gas spokesperson said: "It is unfortunately a fact of modern life that login details can be stolen from various sources and then be shared via third-party websites
    Very reassuring.The less online accounts the better might be the best option.
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 22nd Dec 17, 9:03 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 17, 9:03 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 17, 9:03 AM
    That they are simply sending out 20 suggesting it be spent on CIFAS, shows little regard especially as they are not giving out more details of what happened.

    Maybe we need to be able to see what each company we deal with hold and demand that they delete all non-essential info
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