Barclays Launches Probe Into Theft Of 27,000 Customer Profiles – 10 February 2014

RT logoBarclays has launched an investigation following newspaper claims that the personal details of 27,000 of its customers have been stolen and sold – something that could once again result in a tainted reputation and fines for the bank.

Mail on Sunday broke the story after receiving a tip from a whistleblower about one of the most unprecedented data breaches in modern banking: that thousands of personal files – complete with earnings, health records, and passport details – had been put up for sale.

The whistleblower reportedly showed the newspaper a total of 2,000 files, some of them as long as 20 pages and containing very sensitive details. According to the leaker, there are 25,000 more files stashed away on a database somewhere.

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