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Financial Details Mailed to Wrong Customers

DATA LOSS—UK

February 1, 2010

Skipton Building Society, a mortgage lender, is alerting more than 3,000 customers that their personal data was mailed out to other customers, the Daily Mail reports. The society's chief executive says the affected customers' accounts are not at risk for unauthorized transactions because the exposed data--including names, account numbers, balances and earned interest figures--did not include other identifying details needed to make transactions. "We are also offering to change the account numbers of any customers seeking additional peace of mind," the chief executive says. The society may face fines from the Financial Services Authority.
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