Details of 27,000 people who consulted bank’s advisers were allegedly copied from database to be sold on to rogue traders
An investigation is under way after confidential files relating to customers of Barclays Bank were allegedly stolen and sold on to rogue City traders.
The Mail on Sunday said highly sensitive information including customers’ earnings, savings, mortgages, health issues and insurance policies ended up in the hands of unscrupulous brokers.
The leak was exposed by an anonymous whistleblower who passed the newspaper a memory stick containing files on 2,000 of the bank’s customers, the paper said. He claimed it was a sample from a stolen database of up to 27,000 files, which he said could be sold by for up to £50 per file.
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