BBC Admits National Insurance Numbers and Addresses Stolen in Data Breach

Following yesterday’s massive payroll data breach across the BBC, British Airways and Boots, the BBC’s Chief Financial Officer Alan Dickson has now written to all BBC staff to update them on the information obtained in the breach, along with next steps. Fingers now point to a Russian cyber gang as the culprits… 

According to Dickson, so far, the following data has been compromised for affected employees:

• BBC ID Number
• Title
• First Name
• Last Name
• Date of Birth
• National Insurance Number
• Address line 1
• BBC Email Address
• BBC Employment or Engagement Start Date
• BBC Employment or Engagement End Date

Dickson assures that there is no evidence – yet – that the info has been exploited, nor have bank account details been compromised “at this stage“. They’ve also been assured this attack won’t affect June payroll. Huw Edwards’ paycheque is safe… 

Read Dickson’s full email below:

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