- A stolen database of 27,000 Barclays (BCS) client files has been sold to unscrupulous dealers who are using the information to pressure investors into scams, Mail Online reports.
- Leaked client data includes earnings, savings, mortgages, health issues, insurance policies, passport and national insurance numbers, and personal data such as clients' hobbies.
- The loss may be a breach of BCS' obligation under the Data Protection Act to keep personal information secure.
- Barclays says it will take all necessary steps to contact and advise affected customers as soon as possible.
Stolen Barclays' client data sold in "worst data breach ever"
Feb 9 2014, 06:07 ET