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Gigantic hack hits 76 million JPMorgan Chase Bank accounts: 4 steps to take now

Gigantic hack hits 76 million JPMorgan Chase Bank accounts: 4 steps to take now
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Today, JPMorgan Chase Bank announced that 76 million household accounts, along with 7 million business accounts, were compromised in a recent cyberattack. This attack ranks among the largest corporate hacking attacks ever disclosed. Details indicate the hack occurred during June and July this summer.

3 things to know now

  1. While this attack is substantially larger than credit card breaches at Target and Home Depot, the company said that to date it has not yet "seen any unusual customer fraud related to this incident."
  2. According to sources, the breach affects everyone who visited the company’s websites, including Chase.com, or used its mobile app during June and July.
  3. The bank says customer names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses were taken. However, the company added that "there is no evidence that account information for such affected customers - account numbers, passwords, user IDs, dates of birth or Social Security numbers - was compromised during this attack."

JPMorgan Chase does say customers are not liable for unauthorized transactions on their account as long as they promptly inform the bank.

Still, I strongly recommend everyone be extra safe now rather than sorry later. Unlike Target, Home Depot and other retailers that have been hacked recently, banks hold far more sensitive information about you.

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