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Bank regulator reveals ‘major’ security breach

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Oct
2016
Bank regulator reveals ‘major’ security breach

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A federal bank regulator announced Friday that a former employee had illegally downloaded more than 10,000 records containing personal information.

The former Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) worker downloaded the records to two thumb drives in November 2015, shortly before his retirement. The OCC detected the breach in September during a review of the employee’s download record.

The regulator classified the event as a “major incident” on Thursday, because the employee downloaded more than 10,000 records of “controlled unclassified information, including privacy information” onto unrecoverable hardware, the agency announced.

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