Stolen Barclays' client data sold in "worst data breach ever"

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It’s the wolf of wall street but based in Canary Wharf.

& I’d argue hardly the worst breach ever but the Mail has to sell papers

  • A stolen database of 27,000 Barclays (BCS) client files has been sold to unscrupulous dealers who are using the information to pressure investors into scams, Mail Online reports.
  • Leaked client data includes earnings, savings, mortgages, health issues, insurance policies, passport and national insurance numbers, and personal data such as clients’ hobbies.
  • The loss may be a breach of BCS’ obligation under the Data Protection Act to keep personal information secure.
  • Barclays says it will take all necessary steps to contact and advise affected customers as soon as possible.

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