[Google translation from German to English. - WK]
On the black market for personal data after searching the business week,
the bank accounts of 21 million German citizens in circulation. Then, in
extreme cases, three out of four households in Germany fear that money
deducted from her checking account, without ever that they have given a
Dusseldorf magazine was the gigantic amount of data for almost twelve
million euros offered. A CD with 1.2 million customers received the
Business Week as a model. In addition to the Personal details such as
dates of birth include the records with the bank account number and bank
code, in some cases even more detailed information on assets.
The Duesseldorf prosecutor in the week, the explosive economic data on
Thursday passed, must now clarify how so many account numbers illegally
in circulation could. According to Business Week first traces lead
almost completely on small call center operators. To serve mainly to
highly competitive mass markets such as telecommunications, power or
cable television many suppliers almost exclusively external service
providers and call centers. These receive the relevant customer data in
part by the client. Turn the service providers for their subcontractors,
lost control over the data sometime in nothingness.
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