(Reuters) – The American brokerage firm Credit Suisse Group AG has revealed that the personal data of former employees was leaked last month and that it had brought an action in the case, in the latest snoop for the Swiss banking giant.  Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC has sued ten people for sending private information about former employees to the media, law enforcement and former employees via a March 20, 2021, email, according to a legal application on Thursday.
the information was sent from a fake Gmail account in the name of Thomas Gottstein, the CEO of the Swiss bank, the trial said. It contained, among other things, the addresses, social security numbers and bank account details of the former employees. It did not reveal how many former employees were affected by the leaked information.
The trial, which was filed in a federal court in San Francisco, also accused the unnamed individuals of threatening to disclose other confidential information.
The agency said its investigation has so far established that the defendants may be one or more former employees "but there is not yet sufficient information to definitively link the email to any specific individual or group of individuals."
It seeks unspecified damages and according to the archive.
Credit Suisse Group announced earlier this week that it would take a $ 4.76 billion hit from its dealings with Archegos Capital Management and called on it to review the management of its investment bank and risk divisions.
Archegos went into smelting this month after its leverage on certain media components all shares were acidified, causing billions of dollars in losses for the family office and the banks that financed its business.
The Swiss bank is also on the verge of the collapse of its client Greensill Capital UK Ltd.