Be careful of suspicious requests, banks warn after Experian data breach

File: Experts say there is a risk of an individual stealing an identity and using that for fraudulent purposes.

File: Experts say there is a risk of an individual stealing an identity and using that for fraudulent purposes.

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JOHANNESBURG - Banks are advising clients to not to divulge any of their banking details to suspicious requests following the data breach at credit bureau Experian.

In this breach, no banking credentials were compromised so there is no risk of direct access into bank accounts.

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But personal details such as phone and identity numbers and email addresses were compromised.

Experts say there is a risk of an individual stealing an identity and using that for fraudulent purposes.

Experian also says it has identified a suspect and has obtained a court order.

The suspect's hardware has been impounded and the misappropriated data has been secured and deleted.

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