HSBC: Data Fraud (2005)

In April 2005 HSBC reported that 180,000 credit cards were used at a an “annoymous retailer” between June 2002 and Decemember 2005.

The incident, the result of a fraud ring obtaining the card detail, was only noticed in 2005, despite it starting in 2002.

HSBC have had several incidents of data loss and misuse, including losing CDs in the post, Indian call staff stealing data, and then money, and even the loss of an entire server.

Articles –

Consumer Affairs

BBC

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3 Responses to “HSBC: Data Fraud (2005)”

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