JPMorgan Chase breach could affect 14K CT residents - WFSB 3 Connecticut

JPMorgan Chase breach could affect 14K CT residents

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State Treasurer Denise Nappier announced that JPMorgan Chase notified her office that personal information of some holders of prepaid debit cards may have been exposed earlier this year.

Nappier said the information may have been exposed between mid-July and mid-September during an attack of the bank's servers.

"First and foremost, I want to assure all citizens who have these cards that my office considers this incident a serious breakdown in security, and holds JPMorgan Chase accountable," Nappier said in a statement. "We expect JPMorgan Chase to take immediate steps to notify affected account holders, to offer credit protection services to those impacted, and to properly safeguard all private personal information of citizens who receive payments from the State via JPMorgan Chase debit cards. Our constituents deserve nothing less."

According to officials at JPMorgan Chase, the breach affected people in multiple states, and may have an affect on 465,000 accounts across the country. In Connecticut, 14,335 accounts may have been affected.

Nappier said that while JPMorgan Chase officials said they have found no evidence that the accounts have been compromised, but at her direction the bank will notify all affected customers and will provide two years of credit monitoring for free.

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