London-based payment processing firm GoCardless is warning customers that their personal information might have been exposed following the theft of 19 laptops from its offices last month. The “password protected” (not encrypted) laptops contained a file with customer personal data including email address, passport number, date of birth, and name. Leak of the data into the wrong hands might lead onto follow-up phishing scams or other potential malfeasance, such as identity theft. Payment data was not exposed.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register