Certegy Check Services should have checked out its staff a little more carefully before hiring. The company revealed in 2007 that one of its employees had stolen the records of as many as 8.5 million customers and passed on personal information to a data broker. Records that were sold by this enterprising criminal included personal information, credit card and bank account data.
BankInfoSecurity.com reports that Certegy settled with Florida’s Attorney General, agreeing to pay $850,000 in court costs following the incident. The company also agreed to put better safeguards in place in the future so one rogue employee couldn’t put so many at risk.