National Childbirth Trust data breach loses 15,000 expectant parents' information

Charity stresses that personal and financial data is still secure

More than 15,000 new and expecting parents' data has been compromised, after a hack on the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

Details including the email addresses, usernames and encrypted versions of the 15,085 users' registration passwords have been accessed, a spokesman for the trust confirmed to IT Pro.

No financial or personal details were part of the leak however, said the UK's largest charity for new and expectant parents.

The trust contacted all affected users after discovering the hack yesterday, advising them to change their usernames and passwords following the breach.

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It also informed the police and Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

A spokesman told IT Pro: "NCT has suffered a data breach which, regrettably, has caused some users of our website to have their registration details compromised.

"These details are limited to their email address, username and an encrypted version of the password that they created to register on the site. We stress that no financial or personal details are held as part of this data so no financial or personal details have been accessed."

A tweet posted on the official account yesterday read: "Our website is back online but there may be some further disruptions today. If you have any problems, please try again later."

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