August 27, 2014 Leave a comment Urgent: Checking and savings account information stolen from major banks By Komando Staff, Komando.com 80,54480.5k Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Word has leaked that JPMorgan Chase and possibly four other banks have been hacked. Details are scarce at this point, but the FBI and other government agencies are involved in the investigation.The hack allegedly took place earlier in August and hackers have siphoned off huge amounts of sensitive data from Chase, including checking and savings account information. Even more concerning, sources say that the attack goes "far beyond the capabilities of ordinary hackers." Given the timing, some security experts are speculating it was the work of high-level Russian hackers.According to an inside source, there has been no increase in fraud at JPMorgan Chase since the hack. However, it doesn't change the fact that if you're a Chase customer your most sensitive financial information may now be in the hands of criminals.JPMorgan Chase, while taking the hack seriously, also had these less-than-comforting words:“Companies of our size unfortunately experience cyberattacks nearly every day,” Patricia Wexler, a JPMorgan spokeswoman, said. “We have multiple layers of defense to counteract any threats and constantly monitor fraud levels.”So, where does this leave you?Next page: How to protect yourself Continued on next page12Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Happening Now Does the Pumpkin Spice Latte contain deadly toxins? Next Happening Now Apple sends out the official invitations Related Articles 5 tips every Windows 10 user needs to know Use this tool on your smartphone to prevent distracted driving Safe, bloatware-free software for your computer Android Auto to be a built-in feature for new car models?