Westpac account information at Mugga Lane

SheepGroper 21 October 2013 4

westpac info

Mother Groper was poking around the second hand filing cabinets at Mugga Lane and discovered Westpac hadn’t bothered to check if the office furniture they were discarding was empty.

It’s not difficult to check if the furniture you’re discarding is empty or not, and as an organisation dealing with sensitive information a bank should have procedures in place to prevent this.

My department even researched ways of making sure no departmental information was recoverable from hard drives it was disposing of, and how to destroy cds so they weren’t readable, by comparison all Westpac had to do was squint inside a drawer.

There is 100 point type ID information like birth certificates and driver’s licenses, not to mention account information, everything an aspiring identity thief needs to pick their target and steal their identity. Some public shaming is in order.

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4 Responses to Westpac account information at Mugga Lane
Roundhead89 Roundhead89 10:04 am 22 Oct 13


housebound housebound 8:22 am 22 Oct 13

Let’s hope Wetpac rtaher than identity thieves read RA.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 1:32 pm 21 Oct 13

RiotFrog said :

How do we know that this is actually a (former) Westpac filing cabinet?

Seems a reasonable asumption given the documentation is internal bank stuff and not likely to be in the posession of the average customer. Either way it’s documentation that shouldn’t have left the bank’s premises intact.

RiotFrog RiotFrog 11:09 am 21 Oct 13

How do we know that this is actually a (former) Westpac filing cabinet?

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