Wikileaks given data on Swiss bank accounts

  peter99co 13:04 17 Jan 2011
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Stand by for fireworks. The fuse has been lit!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:11 17 Jan 2011

Bring it on, let's see who has been fiddling whilst Rome burns......

G

  uk-wizard 13:18 17 Jan 2011

Only 2000 prominent people - phew I don't think I fit in that category.

  amonra 14:08 17 Jan 2011

What about the gold bars under my bed ??????

  interzone55 17:13 17 Jan 2011

OK, I'd better phone my broker and get everything shifted to the Caymans...

  peter99co 18:08 17 Jan 2011

covers the period 1990-2009

  Forum Editor 18:38 17 Jan 2011

is that a sacked employee of the bank was able to get his revenge-seeking hands on this quantity of confidential data without anyone knowing about it.

Regardless of what you think about the way the Swiss banking laws have been used to conceal activities, the customers (not all of whom have been "fiddling whilst Rome burns") should expect their bank to provide them with a degree of confidentiality and privacy.

I always imagined that Swiss banks were pretty secure, and that it was extremely difficult for a disgruntled employee to get hold of peoples' personal data in this way. Apparently I was wrong. I doubt it will do the bank in question a lot of good in terms of publicity.

  Noldi 18:49 17 Jan 2011

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This has been going on for nearly year now not exactly new news.

I know the guy who stole the data is quite high up on the Swiss most wanted list

Noldi

  Noldi 18:56 17 Jan 2011

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Also from March last year.

Noldi

  morddwyd 20:34 17 Jan 2011

Leaking secret stuff from the US State Department is one thing.

Leaking Swiss bank account details is really serious stuff however, and Wikileaks is in danger of upsetting the rich people of the world, who are far more powerful than the US Government,

  ams4127 23:12 17 Jan 2011

Back in the days of ledgers, and quill pens in the inky hands of sweating clerks, leaks like these wouldn't have happened. Ain't technology great!

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