JP Morgan cyber attack exposes 76 million customers’ personal details

A massive cyber attack on JP Morgan has exposed 76 million customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses the bank has revealed.

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Seven million business customers were also affected, but it stressed that it did not believe any more sensitive information like account and social security numbers had been accessed.

JP Morgan says it is unlikely customers will need to take action and that there is no evidence of “unusual customer fraud” relating to the incident.

It added that customers would not be liable should any fraudulent activity occur.

The bank is not offering credit monitoring services to customers because it is not suspected that critical information like card numbers has been stolen.

Other US firms including The Home Depot and Target have recently been hit by breaches, and US security officials warned in August that 1,000 retailers could be at risk of POS attack.

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