Add JPMorgan Chase to the list, alongside Home Depot and AT&T, of businesses hacked this year. On Thursday, the company announced that a security breach had compromised 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
The announcement follows in the wake of a disclosed attack back in August when hackers penetrated seven of the country’s largest banks. The hackers were able to gain access to their computer systems using sophisticated malware and were able to manipulate records.
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In a securities filing, JPMorgan Chase stated that the hackers gained access to user contact information that included names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. However, the company goes on to say that there has been no evidence that account information such as account numbers, passwords or Social Security numbers were compromised during the attack.
The Firm continues to vigilantly monitor the situation and is continuing to investigate the matter,” says the company in its security filing. ”In addition, the Firm is fully cooperating with government agencies in connection with their investigations.”
JPMorgan Chase went on to say that it has not seen any unusual customer fraud related to the breach and assured customers that they will not be liable for unauthorized transactions if such transactions are promptly reported.