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Hackers access data of American bank's customers




Hackers access data of American bank's customers
Hackers access data of American bank's customers



http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/08/13/231805/hackers-access-data-of-american-banks-customers.htm 

By Mark Watts
Computerweekly.com
13 Aug 2008

Hackers have accessed confidential details of an estimated 5,000 
customers of an American banking group.

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo is notifying affected customers of the 
breach.

Details of the breach are contained in a letter that the bank sent to 
New Hampshire's attorney general. It appears to be one of several 
letters sent to different states where people's data has been 
compromised.

Written by the bank's senior company counsel, Peter McCorkell, it said, 
"This letter is to advise you of an information compromise incident 
which affects residents of New Hampshire.

"Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. has been advised by a reseller of consumer data, 
including consumer credit bureau data, of suspicious transactions made 
using Wells Fargo access codes. Our investigation confirmed that a 
significant number of unauthorized transactions had been made using 
Wells Fargo's codes. At this time, we do not know how our codes were 
compromised. We have notified the United States Secret Service, and it 
is investigating this matter."

Personal information including names, addresses, dates of birth, social 
security numbers, driver's licence numbers and, in some cases, credit 
account information was accessed by "unauthorized person or persons".

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