Experts On Credit Score Builder Loqbox Hit By Data Breach

According to MoneySavingExpert, customers of credit history-building tool Loqbox have had personal and financial data compromised after the firm was hit by a “sophisticated and complex” cyber attack.  Loqbox has announced that it’s been hit by a cyber attack, in which hackers accessed both customers’ personal data – such as addresses and phone numbers – and, in some cases, their payment information.

It insists that all funds that customers have paid in are secure and have not been affected by the hack. It says customers can carry on logging into their Loqbox accounts in the usual way. Loqbox says it discovered the attack on 20 February 2020, and has since contacted all affected customers to tell them what’s happened and offer them advice on how to protect themselves.


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Aman Johal, Lawyer and Director,  Your Lawyers
March 03, 2020
On its website, Loqbox promotes itself as having ‘bank-level security’.
News that LoqBox’s customer data has been compromised by a cyberattack is the latest in a long list of businesses that have unfortunately had their online security systems breached. Although a relatively small player, LoqBox works in partnership with banks such as Natwest, TSB and Monzo. Customers from these banks who use LoqBox may have had their data stolen. Cybercriminals have been able t ....
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Jake Moore, Cybersecurity Specialist,  ESET
March 03, 2020
If you are affected by the breach you should be considering a replacement bank card and looking out for well-crafted phishing emails.
When personal identifiable information is breached, there is a natural cause for concern, but when the data compromised includes financial information, the fear is increased. If you are affected by the breach you should be considering a replacement bank card and looking out for well-crafted phishing emails. Cybercriminals are quick to create genuine-looking fake sites and emails designed to manipu ....
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