JPMorgan – 76 million households and 7 million small businesses account exposed

The cyberattack that compromised systems at JPMorgan Chase exposed accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses.

Data related nearly 76 million households and seven million small business accounts were exposed in the recent hack of the JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) systems occurred during the summer, making it one of the biggest data breaches in history.

The news on the incident at JPMorgan came after the recent attack against POS systems at Home Depot stores which impacted 56 million cards and the similar attack seen last year against giant IT retailer Target, which compromised 40 million cards.

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Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the holders of victim accounts were exposed, the news was confirmed by JPMorgan in a Form 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, fortunately in time I’m writing experts of the company exclude that account numbers, passwords, user IDs, dates of birth or Social Security numbers have been exposed.

The number of victims estimated this summer, just after the disclosure of the news related to the incident, is much lower than found.

Late August, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service started their investigation speculating on a a “computer-hacking attack” which hit numerous American financial institutions.

In the official statements released through the Chase.com and JPMorganOnline.com websites, JPMorgan confirmed that it hasn’t observed any fraud patterns in the account involved in the incident and it will the situation in the next months to protect its customers.

“There is no evidence that your account numbers, passwords, user IDs, date of birth or Social Security number were compromised during this attack. However, your contact information – name, address, phone number and email address – was compromised.        

Your money at JPMorgan Chase is safe:

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