Giving your personal data away - Bahamas style

The identities of more than 50,000 people who registered on the Web site of Atlantis, a major Bahamian resort, have leaked, the resort admitted earlier this week.

Kerzner International, owner of the luxury 2,300-room resort on Paradise Island, revealed details of the data theft in a document filed with the Bahamas Securities and Exchange Commission.

Information stolen included names, addresses, credit card details, Social Security numbers, driver's licence numbers and bank account data, the filing said.

Gawd. Talk about potential for identity theft.

The hotel management says it is notifying affected customers in writing so they can take steps to protect themselves from possible identify fraud.

The hotel is also providing, at no cost to customers, a credit monitoring service for a year.

All very well, but I think this just goes to show how stupid any Net user is to allow their card etc., details to be stored by a company online. You have been warned...