A fired Morgan Stanley financial advisor who downloaded client information to a home server to give his job search a boost was sentenced to three years’ probation for accessing the bank’s computer network without permission.

Galen Marsh, who prosecutors say called the stolen data “the world’s best cold-calling list,” was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Kevin Duffy in Manhattan. After Marsh took the client data, it was stolen from him and posted on the Internet.

Marsh pleaded guilty in September to transferring confidential data on about 730,000 customer accounts to a private server in his home in Hoboken, New Jersey, from 2011 to 2014. Morgan Stanley has said that account data for about 900 clients was found on an external website.

Marsh worked in the bank’s private wealth-management division. The government said there was no evidence backing his claim that he took the data to analyze client information from home so he could do a better job.

Marsh has said Morgan Stanley told him Russian hackers were “suspected” of taking the information. In seeking leniency, Marsh said he cooperated promptly with the bank and the government’s investigation of the breach.

While prosecutors have determined Marsh’s private server was accessed by hackers, the harm to the bank was foreseeable because he took the data in the first place and stored it at home, which was vulnerable to intrusion, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Magdo said in court papers.

Confronted by superiors, Marsh admitted “the data he had taken was the world’s best cold calling list,” Magdo said, “and that he had been exploring job opportunities outside the bank.”

The case is U.S. v. Marsh, 15-cr-00641, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).