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21m German bank details were for sale

Fancy getting your hands on the bank details of 21 million German citizens? The AFP is reporting that the German Wirtschaftswoche magazine was offered those details -- all it had to do was pay 12 million euros for them.
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Written by Tom Espiner on

Fancy getting your hands on the bank details of 21 million German citizens? The AFP is reporting that the German Wirtschaftswoche magazine was offered those details -- all it had to do was pay 12 million euros for them.

After a clandestine meeting with the vendors, two Wirtschaftswoche reporters came away with 1.2 million account details on a CD, which they then handed to police.

I wonder how much the CD cost them? If 21 million details cost 12 million euros, I reckon 1.2 million details would cost about 685,000 euros -- quite an expensive story, if the reporters paid up. I'd imagine they took the details away for verification before handing over any cash though...

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