Compass Bank - 2008

A database containing names, account numbers and customer passwords was stolen. A credit-card encoder and software to encode the information onto blank cards was also used to acquire information from ATMs. A former programmer at Birmingham, Ala.-based Compass Bank stole a hard drive containing 1 million customer records and used some of that information to commit debit-card fraud. The thief had used the information stolen from Compass Bank's database to create about 250 counterfeit debit cards. He was able to use about 45 of those cards to access and withdraw cash from customer accounts at the bank before he was arrested.