Cybercriminals raid BBC pension database, steal records of over 25,000 people

May 30, 2024

The BBC has emailed more than 25,000 current and former employees on one of its pension schemes after an unauthorized party broke into a database and stole their personal data.

Names, national insurance numbers, dates of birth, sexes, and home addresses were included in the data that was exposed via a cloud database used by the BBC Pension Scheme’s admin team, it told El Reg.

No financial information or login credentials were compromised, and the incident didn’t affect the integrity of the scheme itself, its website, or the portal used by scheme members to manage their investments.

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