From BBC NEWS…
A computer containing a million bank customers’ personal data has reportedly been sold on an internet auction site.
The Daily Mail says an ex-worker for archiving firm Graphic Data sold it for £35 on eBay without removing sensitive information from the hard drive.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its subsidiary, Natwest, have confirmed their customers’ details were involved.
RBS said Graphic Data had told it the PC had apparently been “inappropriately sold on via a third party”.
It said historical information relating to credit card applications for their bank and others had been on the machine.
The information is said to include account details and in some cases customers’ signatures, mobile phone numbers and mothers’ maiden names.
It is thought the problem came to light when Andrew Chapman, an IT manager from Oxford, bought the computer, noticed and raised the alarm…