Are your bank details being sold on eBay?

Graham Cluley
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How much should the details of a million banking customers cost? Well, if you’re looking for it on eBay maybe £35 is about right.

According to many media reports this morning, highly sensitive information on banking customers was found on computer hardware sold on eBay.

Details of American Express, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland customers was stored on the hard drive, including names and addresses, mobile phone numbers, bank account numbers, sort codes, credit card numbers, mothers’ maiden names and even signatures.

Graphic Data, an archiving firm who scan and digitise paperwork from some of the UK’s largest financial organizations, were holding the banking information. A former employee of the firm appears to have sold the hardware storing the data on eBay, resulting in the security breach.


Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.