dailymail on Sunday reported that an anonymous whistleblower had handed it a memory stick with the personal data of 2,000 customers, which he said was a sample from from a stolen database of up to 27,000 files. The leaked files Contains highly sensitive information, including customers’ earnings, savings, mortgages, health issues, insurance policies passport and national insurance numbers. the leaked data is a Goldmine and believed to be worth Millions. since it allows unsuspected Individuals to be targeted in Investment scams.
An Investigation is already set up last Night after the Incident, with Barclay and Police working together to find the guilty.
It is still not clear how and when the data was stolen, but it could bring the Bank to pay upto £500,000 in fine if found to put the Customer’s details at risk.
Barclays said it had already contacted the Investors for the possible breach, adding that it was grateful to mail for bringing this to their attention.
”We will take all necessary steps to contact and advise those customers as soon as possible so that they can also ensure the safety of their personal data,”. “This appears to be criminal action and we will co-operate with the authorities on pursuing the perpetrator.”a Barclays spokesman said.
British multinational banking and financial services company ‘Barclays’ seems to be latest victim of the data breach.