Bank of Montreal Goofs Big Time

By Deane Barker on September 25, 2003

‘Error’ sends bank files to eBay: A guy buys some used Netfinity servers from the Bank of Montreal and begins to re-sell them on eBay. Just after he posts them, he realizes the hard drives aren’t empty…

“Information in one of the computers included the names, addresses and phone numbers of several hundred bank clients, along with their bank account information, including account type and number, balances and, in some cases, balances on GICs, RRSPs, lines of credit, credit cards and insurance.”

He was nice enough to pull them from eBay and get the information back to the bank. This is just like that situation with the Blackberries last month. They sell disk destruction devices for a reason, folks.

Via LockerGnome.