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Man linked to stolen bank data found dead in Swiss prison

Reuters is reporting: A man held in connection with client data stolen from a bank and sold to German tax authorities has been found dead in prison, Swiss authorities said on Friday. The 42-year-old man was found dead in his cell at Berne regional prison at around 0430 GMT on Wednesday, police said. “Findings...

Canada’s pursuit of tax cheats starts with stolen data

AFP reports that Canada is joining the ranks of countries who are using data stolen from HSBC by an employee to pursue tax cheats: Canada will “aggressively” pursue tax evaders, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday after France provided his government a list of hundreds of secret offshore accounts held by Canadians. “This government...

HSBC Helping Out Mail Thieves By Sending Out Pre-Activated Debit Cards

Phil Villarreal writes: Legitimate businessmen aren’t the only ones who need stimulus packages to get their games rolling again. Dudes who dig through peoples’ mail and steal debit cards can also use a little loving. HSBC understands this fact and is helping out by sending out pre-activated debit cards, Knowzy reports. There are reports...

Spain uses stolen HSBC data for tax probe

Spain has become the latest country to tap data stolen from HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm by an IT employee to hunt down tax evaders…. according to local media reports, details on around 3000 accounts, which could hold around EUR6 billion, have been given to Spanish authorities. More on Finextra.