Police probe Experian data breach

File: The South African Banking Risk Centre said at least 24 million South Africans have been exposed to possible fraud and almost 800,000 businesses are also at risk.

File: The South African Banking Risk Centre said at least 24 million South Africans have been exposed to possible fraud and almost 800,000 businesses are also at risk.

AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Credit bureau Experian has suffered a data breach that's exposed the personal information of at least 24 million South Africans to possible fraud.

That's according to the South African Banking Risk Centre.

Almost 800,000 businesses are also at risk.

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The centre says police are investigating the breach.

It says South African banks have ways to detect potential fraud on accounts and to protect their clients.

If you suspect that your identity has been compromised, you should apply immediately for a free Protective Registration listing from the Southern Africa Fraud Prevention Service.

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eNCA