Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has become the latest organisation to admit to a security breach as 15,000 payment advice slips got sent to the wrong addresses following a technical problem.
With the HMRC debacle headline news this does little to restore confidence in data protection.
An AIB Statement said, "A technical problem occurred in the issuing of these advice notices to some AIB customers that made international payments between the 13th and 15th November 2007. This affected 15,000 payment advices, which were sent in error to the wrong customers."
The company stressed that no customer accounts have been incorrectly debited, and all payments were processed in accordance with customer instructions.
AIB said it has informed the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.