Bungle exposes bank files

THE banking details of thousands of Australians have been revealed and an international police investigation jeopardised in a bungle by Australia's peak internet crime fighting agency.

The details of 3500 customers from 18 banks, including names and account numbers, were lost when a classified computer dossier on Russian mafia "phishing" scams was misplaced by the Australian High Tech Crime Centre in April last year.

Inquiries by The Australian have revealed a police officer with the AHTCC lost a memory stick - containing the dossier, between Sydney and London. Australian IT - Bungle exposes bank files (Natalie O'Brien and Michael McKinnon, JUNE 26, 2006)

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