JPMorgan Data Breach Impacted 76 Million Households
The financial giant details the impact of a summer hacking incident as reports of a new incident emerge.JPMorgan Chase today revealed details of a cyber-attack that was first reported in August. In an 8-K U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, JPMorgan revealed that 76 million households and an additional 7 million small businesses were affected by the data compromise. Although the bank admits it was breached, it claims that user information including account numbers, passwords and Social Security numbers were not stolen in the attack. Additionally, JPMorgan asserts that it is not aware of any customer fraud event related to the data breach. So what actually was compromised? "User contact information—name, address, phone number and email address—and internal JPMorgan Chase information relating to such users have been compromised," the 8-K filing states.
JPMorgan Chase also emphasized in its filing that even though it is not currently aware of any fraud activities, customers are not liable for unauthorized transactions—that is, if a customer promptly alerts the bank to any issues that are noticed.