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Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ employee charged with stealing 1.5 million customer records

An employee at Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (Tokyo, Japan) has been arrested, charged with stealing 1.5 million customer records, of which about 49,000 have been sold to criminal elements.  The remainder have been safely recovered.

Mitsubishi UFJ says 49,159 customer records leaked | Reuters

TOKYO, April 8 (Reuters) – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (8306.T: Quote, Profile, Research) brokerage unit said on Wednesday records on 49,159 customers, including salary details, were leaked and sold to data list agents.

Data stolen included customers’ names, addresses, dates of birth, occupation and rough salary figures, the brokerage said. (Reporting by Junko Fujita)

Written by Colin Henderson

April 8, 2009 at 20:13

Posted in Security

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