Bulldog UK Database Theft
Cable & Wireless has served an injunction against a former executive following the theft of a 100,000 customer database, the BBC has learned.
The injunction orders Seemab Zafar to hand over any part of the database of former subsidiary Bulldog, including names, addresses and financial details.
Ms Zafar, from London, denies that she holds any part of the database.
A BBC investigation has established that the database had been illegally used by call centres in Pakistan.
The call centres tricked customers into handing over credit card details.
One victim of the scam, Gareth Thomas, has subsequently been defrauded on his bank and credit cards, and had his identity cloned on the internet pay system Paypal.
Other victims complained of being relentlessly called by call centres in South East Asia, who won't reveal their identity nor what personal information they hold.
The High Court injunction was brought by Cable & Wireless because it owned internet services provider Bulldog at the time the database was taken.