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British Gas cyber attack leaks 2,200 customer details

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Data security   A major security breach

British Gas has suffered a major security breach after the email addresses and passwords of 2,200 of its customers appeared online on Wednesday evening.

The company said it was confident that the breach had not come from within the company and that no payment data had been compromised.

British Gas sent an email to more than 2,000 customers on Wednesday evening, saying the breach had not come from within the company.

"I can assure you there has been no breach of our secure data storage systems, so none of your payment data, such as bank account or credit card details, have been at risk. As you'd expect, we encrypt and store this information securely.

"From our investigations, we are confident that the information which appeared online did not come from British Gas."

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