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1 million people's bank details sold on ebay for ?35

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An investigation is under way :roll: into how a computer holding personal details of one million high street bank customers was sold on eBay for ?35. Read on its gets better...........

 

Information including bank account numbers, phone numbers, mothers' maiden names and signatures of one million customers of American Express, NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland were found on the computer.

 

The chap who bought it is an IT manager from Oxford, and he found the information still on the computer's hard drive and reported it.

 

Previously it had belonged to data processing company that holds financial information for organisations, and was used at the firm's archive centre in Essex.

 

A spokeswoman from the company said the employee who sold the computer had made an "honest mistake" after it was removed from their secure storace facility in Essex and sold on Ebay. EH ?? :shock:

 

They say it an isolated incident and that they are investigating how the server was removed and sold. The security we have in place is what we are known for.

 

............... last sentence would be laughable if it wasn't so serious. :roll:

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