People’s Energy data breach affects all of their 270,000 customers
Energy provider, People’s Energy have confirmed that a database containing private data about their clients has been hacked in a cyber security attack. The names, addresses, date of births, phone numbers and tariff and energy meter IDs of all of their customers have been exposed in the data breach.
No financial details have been leaked, apart from that of 15 small business customers who have already been contacted by People’s Energy over the phone.
The identity of the hackers has not yet been discovered however independent experts are currently working to get to the bottom of it. The firm is Edinburgh based with customers all across England, Scotland and Wales.
The two founders of the company, David Pike and Karin Sode have expressed their distress at the situation, telling the BBC: “This is a big blow in every way, we want people to feel they can trust us.
“This was not part of the plan.”
“We’re upset and sorry.”
If you are a customer of People’s Energy, please get in touch today to speak to one of our specialist data breach advisors.