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[Dataloss] IE: 10,000 bank account details stolen

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Mon Apr 21 2008 - 21:03:28 CDT


http://www.irishexaminer.com/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg=ireland-qqqm=ireland-qqqa=ireland-qqqid=60907-qqqx=1.asp

POTENTIALLY invaluable personal and account details of 10,000 Bank of
Ireland customers, including passwords and medical histories, are missing.

Last night Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes said the matter had
been brought to his attention last Friday while the data - gathered by the
bank's life assurance division and contained in four laptop computers -
has been missing since last year.

Mr Hawkes said Bank of Ireland personnel had told his office that they
became aware of the sensitive nature of what was contained in the stolen
laptops last week.

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