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10 Feb, 2014

Thousands of Barclays customers’ data ‘stolen and sold to rogue traders’ – The Independent

Thousands of Barclays customers have had their personal data stolen and sold on to manipulative “rogue traders”, a newspaper has claimed. A whistleblower told the Mail on Sunday the leaked data included people’s medical issues, incomes, savings and insurance policies – described as a “gold mine” that could be manipulated by traders running investment scams.

The former broker passed on a memory stick of 2,000 Barclays customers’ details, a sample of the reported 27,000 that were leaked in all, telling the newspaper he wanted to put a stop to an “illegal trade [that] is going on all the time in the City”.

via Thousands of Barclays customers’ data ‘stolen and sold to on rogue traders’ – Home News – UK – The Independent.