[ISN] Bord Gais warning over stolen laptop data

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 04:09:52 -0500 (CDT)

By Conor Lally
Irish Times
June 18, 2009

SOME 75,000 Bord Gais customers have been warned to monitor their bank 
accounts for suspicious transactions after a laptop computer containing 
their account details was stolen.

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has warned those affected 
that fraudsters could potentially use their information to withdraw 
money from their accounts or take out loans in their name.

“The risk may be low but there is a risk,” said Deputy Data Protection 
commissioner Gary Davis.

Four laptops were stolen from Bord Gais offices on Foley Street in 
Dublin’s north inner city in the early hours of Friday, June 5th.

One of the computers, containing the banking details of about 75,000 
people, was not encrypted.


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