Last week I told you about the huge number of people and businesses put at risk in the JPMorgan Chase Bank Hack. The numbers were staggering: 83 million individuals and seven million businesses.
But JPMorgan Chase wasn't the only target of the hacker group that leaked 76 million customer names and email addresses. Apparently, break ins were attempted at other financial institutions as well.
A report from the Association of Financial Professionals might have just given everyone a short list of financial companies with up-to-the-minute security. AFP got in contact with a source "close to the situation" who claims that while the JPMorgan breach was making headlines, the others stayed under wraps.
Why don't we know about these breaches? Well, most attempts by hackers to breach security or shut down a website go unreported. The only reason we knew about JPMorgan Chase's disastrous security hole was because the company had to disclose it to stock holders and the financial investment industry.
According to AFP's source, these are the financial institutions that were targeted by the hacker group that breached JPMorgan: Citigroup, Regions Financial Corp., a payroll firm called ADP and E-Trade.