Experian, a consumer, business, and credit information services agency, has experienced a breach of data. This breach originated outside of Investec and has not affected any of our systems.
This affects both individuals and corporates. For individuals, we have been advised that details obtained include first name, last name, and ID number. For corporates, most of the data shared is available on the CIPC database.
Experian was successful in obtaining and executing an Anton Piller order which resulted in the individual’s hardware being impounded and the misappropriated data being secured and deleted.
We recommend that our affected and not affected clients remain vigilant at all times and take the usual fraud precautions.
Investec takes the security of our client data very seriously
We have strategies in place to detect potential fraud.
Please refer to our FAQs on the right, that include the measures both individuals and corporates can take to protect themselves against potential fraud.
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