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News Wonga.com loses 250,000 customers' data in major breach

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 10 Apr 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Why would you want the personal information of payday loan users? By definition they have no money and no credit!
     
  3. MeMo

    MeMo It is what it is

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    I call BS!!!!
     
  4. Sterkenburg

    Sterkenburg To mod or not to mod...

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    Companies in this industry are especially targeted because they tend to be more lax on security, but a buyer of stolen identities doesn't know or doesn't always care that these users have particularly bad credit.
     
  5. MeMo

    MeMo It is what it is

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    That is true!
     
  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    If you were to be potentially a little unkind I guess one could argue having previously borrowed money from Wonga.com makes you the perfect target for a phishing attack.
     
  7. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    On the one hand, having the personal info on a bunch of poor people is of questionable value.

    On the other hand, the personal details of a bunch of, gullible at best, people is worth it's mass in gold.
     

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