More precisely, more than a million bank customers details were found on the computer, according to a BBC report. The data also included customers of RBSs Natwest subsidiary, and some American Express customers, according to media reports.
As usual, security vendors latched onto the RBS breach as soon as it became public.
Cue encryption specialist Credant, which quickly issued a statement explaining how the latest snafu could have been avoided.
If the data had been (surprise, surprise) encrypted, then RBS could have avoided this current media storm, according to Michael Callahan, Credants chief marketing officer.