Bank Data Sold On Ebay

A few banks had a wake up surprise when they found that one of their servers had been sold on Ebay. The system was bought for about $150, and was acquired by an IT manager. Upon booting the machine he noticed that there were several cd ISOs on the disk array in the server. In each of these cd images were backups of customer credit card applications. The banks were notified by the buyer, but it is unknown where the machine was between the time it was at the bank and when it showed up on Ebay. I’m sure the banks are scrambling to implement encryption on their backups as we speak.