Barclays breach leads roundup
Bank Confirms Customer Info Compromised
by. Jeffrey Roman
In this week’s breach roundup, Barclays is investigating a breach that affected certain customers of its now-defunct financial planning business. Also, a St. Louis, Mo., man has been sentenced for his role in a cyber-attack on a Koch Industries subsidiary website.
Barclays Customer Data Stolen
Barclays is investigating a breach that affected certain customers of its now-defunct Barclays Financial Planning business.
The UK-based financial institution is aware of up to 2,000 client files that were compromised in the incident, according to a spokesperson.
News of the incident was first reported by the Daily Mail, which said that up to 27,000 files were leaked from the company and sold to rogue traders. That number is “unsubstantiated,” the Barclays spokesperson says.
Compromised information includes names, addresses and other personal details, according to Barclays. The Daily Mail reported exposed data may include customer earnings, savings, mortgages, health issues and insurance policies.continue reading »