Barclays Bank probes ‘client data sold to rogue City traders’ breach

John Leyden reports:

Barclays Bank has launched an investigation following a reported security breach involving thousands of confidential customer files.

The Mail on Sunday took delivery of a memory stick containing personal details of 2,000 Barclays customers from a whistleblower. The files reportedly contained passport and national insurance details, as well as financial data, health and insurance information.

The whistleblower alleges that the information was sold to “rogue City traders” and served as a target list for boiler room-style high pressure investment sales operations.

Read more on The Register.

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