HSBC Private Bank: Data of 15,000 clients stolen

The data theft, said HSBC, was done by a former IT employee about three years ago, involves existing clients who had accounts with the bank in Switzerland before October 2006.

The stolen client information is limited to accounts in Switzerland, excluding ex-HSBC Guyerzeller accounts, the bank added. There is no data compromised for any branches of the bank outside Switzerland, which operate on separate systems and security, or other entities within the HSBC Group, the bank noted.

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