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Commissioner Investigating Breach at Bank

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

January 12, 2012

The privacy commissioner is investigating a cybersecurity breach after bank customers were sent strangers' account data. ANZ Bank has shut down its online bank statement service after the incident, The Australian reports, which the bank became aware of on Monday while reinstating statements that were disabled after a different security bug last month. The banks says it will apologize to the 60 customers affected by the breach and will compensate those potentially affected by fraud. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim says he is pleased the bank "promptly sought to notify affected customers." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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