National Childbirth Trust suffers major data breach » Charity Digital News

National Childbirth Trust suffers major data breach

The details of more than 15,000 expectant parents have been compromised after a cyber attack on a leading childbirth charity.

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) told 15,085 mums and dads that their email addresses, usernames and passwords had been compromised.

The charity says that no personal or financial information was accessed during the breach.

No personal or financial information was accessed although personal details including email addresses, usernames and encrypted versions of user passwords are believed to have been accessed. Users have now been contacted and encouraged to change their details.

Police and The incident, the UK’s data watchdog, have been informed.

 

Compromised

A spokesperson at the charity said: “NCT has suffered a data breach which, regrettably, has caused some users of our website to have their registration details compromised.

“These details are limited to their email address, username and an encrypted version of the password that they created to register on the site.

“We stress that no financial or personal details are held as part of this data so no financial or personal details have been accessed.

“We discovered the breach on Wednesday, upon which we contacted everyone affected advising them of the breach and suggesting that they change their username and passwords. We have also reported the matter to the police and Information Commissioner.”

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