A statement on the company’s website says:

“We believe there has been some unauthorised access using an internal login to the data of a small number of our UK customers so we are working closely with the authorities to investigate the situation.

Our customers are always our first priority so we are communicating directly with those who may be affected and giving guidance and measures they can take to protect their security.

Anyone who has any concerns should call a dedicated helpline number, 0845 145 3345. They should leave a message with their details, or alternatively email”


About 280 businesses are thought to be affected and the breach to have happened in early August, according to a BBC report. It is not clear if information was stolen or just viewed.

It has been reported to the City of London police and also to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who could if they decide Sage had been negligent take action including criminal prosecution, non-criminal enforcement, or undertaking an audit at the firm. (e) (t) 01962 715671