The personal information of more than 1,29,000 customers of Singapore’s leading telecom company Singtel has been stolen. The company said that the information was stolen after a recent data breach of a third-party file-sharing system.
Singtel, a subsidiary of India’s Airtel, has completed a preliminary investigation into the data breach. According to the company’s press release, the investigation has revealed which file of Aselian File Transfer was illegally accessed.
Ewen Kaun Moon, CEO of Singtel Group, has apologized to the client for the data breach incident. He also said that data security is a priority of the company and assured to help reduce potential risks.
The stolen information includes the national registration identity card number and name, date of birth, mobile number, address of the service recipients.
In addition, the bank account details of 28 former Singtel employees and the credit card details of 45 corporate customers of Singtel Mobile Line have been leaked in the breach.