HBOS accounts open to fraud for two years

October 16, 2015

One of Britain’s biggest banks is being investigated over an extraordinary security lapse which left customers’ bank accounts open to hacking by fraudsters for up to two years.

Halifax and Bank of Scotland (HBOS) has admitted criminals could easily snoop on customers’ bank details and other personal information using only their name, date of birth and postal address.

Armed with this basic information, fraudsters could go on to view account numbers, sort codes and credit card details as well as any payments made or received by their victim.

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