Friday, February 25, 2005

Incident: Bank of America loses data on 1.2 MILLION customers

MSNBC is reporting that the Bank of America has lost computer backup tapes containing very sensitive personal information about 1.2 million US federal employees. One point two million. 1,200,000. One million two hundred thousand. That's a lot of data to lose, a lot of letters to send out and a lot of mea culpas.

MSNBC - Bank of America loses customer data:

"CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. has lost computer data tapes containing personal information on up to 1.2 million federal employees, including some members of the U.S. Senate.

The lost data includes Social Security numbers and account information that could make customers of a federal government charge card program vulnerable to identity theft.

Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., is among those senators whose personal information is on the missing tapes, spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said...."

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