Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Laptop Sold on eBay Exposes 1M Bank Customer Details

A Reuters newswire article, via eWeek, reports that:

Account holders' personal details have been found on a computer sold on eBay, banks said on Tuesday, adding to fears over data security.

Media reports said details of more than a million customers of Royal Bank of Scotland, American Express and NatWest were found on the computer sold for 35 pounds on the auction and shopping website.

RBS said the information included historical data related to credit card applications and data from other banks, but would not disclose further details.

The Daily Mail said names, addresses, mobile phone numbers, bank account numbers, sort codes, credit card numbers, mothers' maiden names and even signatures had been left on the hard drive.

The information was being held by archiving firm Graphic Data, which copies paperwork from some of Britain's biggest financial organisations and stores it digitally.

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