UK bank exposes details of 75,000 accounts

Thursday, 1 February 2007, 12:51 PM EST

An Aberdeen woman found a novel way to receive highly confidential information on 75,000 clients of the Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS): she simply requested her statement.

Stephanie McLaughlan received the mother lode, which comprised 500 pages containing 30 accounts each. Details included account numbers, withdrawals and other transaction information. The Netherkirkgate mother of one returned the booty and reported the blunder to bank officials.

At The Register.

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