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Tesco to freeze online transactions after hacking

Tesco Bank will freeze customers' online transactions after falling victim to a hacking attack, its chief executive has said.

Benny Higgins said the bank would halt online transactions for current account customers on Monday, in an emergency security measure.

Some current accounts were subjected to "online criminal activity" over the weekend, with "some cases" resulting in money being withdrawn fraudulently, he said.

Kevin Smith from Blackpool had more than £500 taken out of his account:

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