IE bank error leads to data leak

A bank has carried out an internal investigation after a blunder meant that details of pension numbers, account and sort codes, were sent out in error to 20 customers, it was revealed last night.

Bank of Ireland Life, an independent company with the Bank of Ireland group, confirmed that a “manual administrative error” had resulted in the financial details being attached to letters sent to 20 of its customers but said no customer names and addresses were included.

“This data sheet included a summary of internal reference numbers, pension account number, current account number, sort code and a direct debit value for the 20 customers involved,” the company, which provides life pensions, savings and investment policies, said in a statement.

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