Bank data on other customers accessible to users of internet banking services

Sensitive data relating to clients of the bank Komerční banka was accidentally made accessible to other clients, Czech Radio reported on Tuesday. A listener contacted the station to say that while using regular internet banking services he had been able to access names, addresses and other information on some of the bank’s other customers, including the former minister of finance Miroslav Kalousek. Visitors could also have made changes to the data of other customers. The bank said it was taking the matter, which affected 47,000 customers, very seriously and blocked access to its database. It could face a stiff fine from the country’s data protection watchdog.

Author: Ian Willoughby