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Absa Confirms Client Data Breach


TechInAfrica – Absa bank has affirmed a data breach that uncovered the individual data of various customers. The FSP has also pinned the leak on one of its employees who “acted unlawfully”.

To MyBroadband, Absa confirms that the bank notifies that an employee has unlawfully made chosen client information accessible to few outside parties. 

Through email, Absa bank informs its customers that the bank regrets advising them that Absa has investigated and separated internal data leaks whereby personal information of Absa customers uncovered with the bank’s external parties. 

“Unfortunately, some of your personal information formed part of this data that included your identity number, contact details, address, and account numbers,” says Absa. 

“Absa takes the security of individual information very truly and has found a way to deliver the expected danger to our clients.”

The leaked information that was uncovered to external parties included ID numbers, Account Numbers, Contact details, and Physical address. 

The number of clients who have been implicated in the breach has yet to be confirmed. However, Absa says that clients may get a call from us to approve potentially dubious exchanges to guarantee the elevated assurance of your advantage.

“Please note that we will never ask you to share your keys to the safe (including your online banking PIN or password or your card CVV, PIN, or one-time password) with us or to approve activities to prevent fraud.”


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