By the Tribunes staff
October 10, 2007
Personal information on 20 Commerce Bank customers was accessed during
what the bank is describing as "an attempted hacking" on one of its
computer systems. The information was in a database that included 3,000
Jenny Stanley, regional marketing manager, said the database contained
personal information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers,
mothers maiden names, phone numbers and, in a few instances, Commerce
Bank checking or savings account numbers. She said some of the 20
customers live in Mid-Missouri but declined to be more specific.
Stanley said Commerces security team discovered the attack a little more
than a week ago, shut it down immediately and called the FBI, which is
investigating the incident.
Letters notifying the affected customers of the breach were mailed
Saturday, Stanley said. Commerce is providing free credit monitoring
service to affected customers for 24 months, she said. Customers can
call (877) 279-4046 for more information.
In a news release, Commerce said it is "carefully and actively
monitoring all accounts for fraudulent activity."
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