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Careless Tata staffer accidentally leaks troves of banking data to GitHub

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Jun
2017
Careless Tata staffer accidentally leaks troves of banking data to GitHub

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A developer working with Tata Consulting Services in Kolkata, India has leaked troves of internal documents to GitHub, the web-based version control repository and Internet hosting service. Financial institutions whose files were leaked had mixed responses, with some ignoring the notice that their internal files were out in the open for competitors or hackers to use.

Jason Coulls, who used to work as a banking software developer and now is an executive with food safety company Tellspec, reportedly discovered the leak after the files were “inadvertently” leaked by a Tata employee, according to The Register.

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