German credit card holders worried after account details get stolen

Data loss incidents are not uncommon, but of late there have been more data breaches and data loss incidents all over the world. In the most recent data loss incident, customers from Landesbank Berlin have been asked by the German police to monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.

The request was made after vital bank details were sent to the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper anonymously. The details contained names, account numbers, addresses and recent transactions of thousands of credit card holders. It seems this vital information was saved on a microfilm and secured in boxes. A spokesperson from the bank, deeply regretted the situation because the bank is unaware of how many account numbers may have been stolen.

Calum Macleod, European director, said the bank should have been more careful with the information and encrypted and restricted access to the information. Technology has made it extremely easy to secure important data and it is about time people started making use of it. Many offsite data backups are available and these are a great way to secure vital information. Storing encrypted data at a remote location, makes it simple and easy to access it in case of data loss or theft.

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