Clarkson in ID theft

Following the recent case where the bank details of 25 million were lost, Jeremy Clarkson was of the opinion that it was a fuss over nothing. He published his bank account details in his newspaper column.

But Clarkson admitted he was "wrong" after he discovered a reader had used the details to create a £500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK.

The most surprising thing about the story was the phrase Clarkson admitted he was "wrong"

As I've said before, it's not the fault of the underpaid guy who physically performed the act of copying the data, it's the fault of those higher up who designed a system which was capable of having all 25 million records copied in one go at the click of a button.

On a related topic... ID cards...

(Update: No2ID report this story.... I, along with probably countless others, emailed it to them, so it's no surprise to me!)