Software provider SSP has suspended its service on aggregator websites after an attack on its integration with Google Compare. The attack affected users of Google’s new comparison website for car insurance. SSP’s software is used on a range of aggregator websites such as Google Compare, Comparethemarket.com, Gocompare.com, Confused.com and Moneysupermarket.com.
According to the The Financial Times, comprehensive personal data of some users was compromised during the attack, although neither SSP or Google has said how much data was lost. SSP has temporarily suspended its service on all the aggregator sites with which it works as a precaution but has said that the breach in question was limited to its interface with Google.
The UK motor insurance market earned £13.3bn in premiums last year alone and it is estimated that by 2014 over half of UK personal motor insurance policies will be purchased through price comparison websites.