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Barclays Blasted Over 'Catastrophic' Theft Of Thousands Of Customer Files

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:08 AM
"Barclays is under scrutiny by regulators and could face a hefty fine after thousands of confidential customer files were stolen in a data breach described as catastrophic by an adviser to the business secretary, Vince Cable. The files, containing details on 2,000 individuals including their names, addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers, mortgages and levels of savings, were allegedly sold for use in boiler-room scams, in which vulnerable savers are snared into fraudulent investments."

Barclays blasted over 'catastrophic' theft of thousands of customer files | Business | The Guardian
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