Not sure what details are there in the database, but why necessarily would the employees be worried about their bank accounts?
"will be anxiously worried about their bank accounts this morning, after the supermaket admitted that thieves had spaffed employee payroll details online."
Typically knowing someone's name and bank account details allows you to make a transfer TO them. If I want to TAKE money from the account, I need to have one of:
- a bank card link to the account + know the PIN (to make ATM withdrawal)
- some sort of one-time-key security dongle + knowledge of a PIN or password (online banking)
- a photo ID having my photo plus name on the account, plus many times also teh physical bank card (to make an in-person withdrawal at the bank)
Of course that's assuming the banks have good security procedures in place...'
Like the fuss someone will make about giving their bank account number online yet will send a cheque by mail to a complete stranger and what does the cheque have printed on it ............