UK housing association suffers data breach, compromising 4000 customers

Home Group, one of the UK’s biggest housing associations, has suffered a data breach in which thousands of personal details were compromised. According to Verdict, the Newcastle-based charity, which provides rented homes to 116,000 people in England and Scotland, said it closed the breach within 90 minutes. The data breach first came to light after being spotted by a third-party security researcher. As reported by the BBC, Home Group said the breach involved customer names, addresses and contact information, but no financial data.