The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been hit by a significant data breach, potentially exposing the personal information of thousands of current and former employees.

The breach, which was disclosed recently, occurred within the BBC’s pension scheme, impacting up to 25,000 individuals.

Compromised Data:

The stolen data includes sensitive personal information, such as names, dates of birth, home addresses, and national insurance numbers. However, the BBC has assured that no financial details, email addresses, usernames, or passwords were compromised.

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The breach is believed to have originated from a third-party cloud data storage service used by the BBC pension scheme. The exact details of how the breach occurred are still under investigation.

The BBC has launched an urgent investigation into the matter and is working with relevant authorities to assess the full extent of the breach. The organization has also informed affected individuals and is offering support to mitigate potential risks.

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