Amsterdam municipality put bank details and IBAN numbers citizens online

Jan

24

2014

Amsterdam municipality put bank details and IBAN numbers citizens online

The city of Amsterdam has a PDF document to stand where privacy-sensitive data such as IBAN and balance data of citizens were called on his site. Than a week Only after this was the councilor responsible alerted the PDF was removed.

The document prepared by Atos titled “Research causes improper payments housing costs contribution in 2013” describes the errors that the municipality of Amsterdam has made in transferring ‘accidentally’ of 186 million in grants to more than 9,000 residents of the capital. In the document, which on the front says “confidential” is to read some xml files were added as an example. This XML data called, transferred grants and IBAN numbers of some Amsterdammers were to be found.

This privacy sensitive data was online on the website of the municipality of Amsterdam, since 13 January as perceived weblog Retecool. Only after Labour councilor responsible Hilhorst was noted in the council by councilors on the error, the document quickly removed. However, the chance that the information came from malicious attackers, in particular the IBAN number in combination with names popular with cybercriminals. Owned

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