The personal and address data of about nineteen thousand victims with earthquake damage to their home in Groningen have been leaked by a large data breach at the Nederlandse Petroleum Maatschappij (NAM). The gas and oil company will let you know on Tuesday night.
In total, privacy-sensitive data such as e-mail addresses, phone numbers or bank details have been leaked from 120 people.
The people whose bank records were stolen were called by the NAM. “That’s a handful of people. We have had personal contact with these people,” says a spokesperson. The rest of the group was informed by letter. The majority of the data leaked from this group are name and address data (name, address and place of residence), according to the spokesman.
The company was informed last week about the software leak from Accellion. That software uses the NAM to send large files, including documents containing data on the handling of value reduction claims submitted by the victims.
According to the NAM, no other information about the claims in question was stolen. This data is stored on the network in a protected area. Hackers have not had access to NAM’S IT systems.
Because of the leak, all kinds of information has been stolen from “many companies and agencies” worldwide, according to de NAM. The leak has now been plugged by Accellion. People who have questions can contact us via the NAM website.