Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bank data on 1M customers found on computer sold on eBay

An eBay buyer reported to UK authorities that a computer he bought online contained data on at least one million credit card customers of the Royal Bank of Scotland, its subsidiary NatWest, and American Express, including account numbers, passwords, cell phone numbers and signatures.

The computer was apparently sold online by an archiving firm that stores financial information for the three financial institutions.

See, "U.K. Man Buys Computer With Millions Of Credit Card Data For $142 On eBay," AHN, Aug. 26, 2008, at http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012078080; "Privacy probe into bank data sale," Financial Times, Aug. 27, 2008, at http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/03a2fcea-73cf-11dd-8a66-0000779fd18c.html.

1 comment:

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