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Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked

User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.

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THE US’ BIGGEST bank has revealed that a massive cyber attack put the data of 76 million customers at risk.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, JP Morgan said user contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.

It said the compromised data impacts 76 million households and seven million small businesses. However the bank said there is no evidence that the account information, like account numbers, passwords or social security numbers, for such affected customers was compromised during the attack.

JP Morgan said customers are not liable for unauthorized transactions on their account that they promptly alert the firm too. It said it “continues to vigilantly monitor the situation” and is continuing to investigate the matter. In addition, the bank said it is fully cooperating with government agencies in connection with their investigation.

Earlier this year it was reported that Russia hacked into the bank’s systems and the bank is co-operating with police over this suspected incident. A number of other US companies like Home Depot and Target have also been victims of this kind of attack in the last year.

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