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The National Australia Bank sent the details of 60,000 of its customers to the owner of an adult website, according to several published reports.

The leak took place in 2012 but was only revealed last month by the bank.

Details leaked included client names, BSB numbers, account numbers and NAB identification numbers.

The breach affected migrant banking customers: those who recently came to the country and opened accounts.

A report in the Australian Financial Review said the details had been sent to an email address that is owned by one David Weissenberg of Real Assets Limited.

Weissenberg owns the domain names nab.com and nab.net, and the former hosts a dating website. The bank's domain is nab.com.au.

A report in The Australian said that Weissenberg owned several other domains such as supersleazy.com, sexyneighbours.com and teaseclub.com.

The AFR said he also owned sexpornhost.com, porncocktail.com, liveteendreams.com, welovenakedgirls.com and adultorientatedmaterial.com.

In a media release, Peter Coad, NAB executive general manager for international branches, said: "As we have said previously, we have been, and continue to, take action to ensure this group of migrant banking customers’ accounts are secure.

"Although this has been a complex process involving multiple international jurisdictions, all parties — including the email account owner — are taking this extremely seriously and NAB is working hard to resolve this matter for our migrant banking customers as soon as possible.

"From our productive and helpful discussions with the email account owner, we understand that the email address to which the correspondence was incorrectly sent, is not actively used and our customers’ emails have not been wrongfully used. We are confident that there has been no unusual activity associated with these migrant banking accounts and we continue to monitor 24/7.

"We take full responsibility and have apologised to our migrant banking customers and assure them that we are working hard to improve and strengthen our processes to make sure this doesn’t happen again."

iTWire has sought comment from Weissenberg.


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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