The South African subsidiary of Experian, an Irish-domiciled global consumer credit reporting company, has suffered a data breach which it is reported potentially exposes the personal data of 24 million South Africans. According to a statement by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) the Experian data breach exposed the personal information of as many as 24 million South Africans and 793,749 businesses to a suspected fraudster.

Experian has also confirmed this, stating that their internal investigations revealed that an individual in South Africa, claiming to represent one of their clients, "fraudulently requested services from Experian."

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