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HSBC: Less than 1% of US customers' bank account information has been stolen

November 09, 2018 00:21
source: Zhitong Financial Network

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Documents submitted by HSBC to the regulatory authorities showed that HSBC’s customer accounts were hacked and stolen last month. On Tuesday, the bank confirmed that the account was stolen and affected less than 1% of US customers.

HSBC warned customers that the account information of the affected customers was stolen in the first half of October. The stolen information includes full name, mailing address, mobile phone number, email address, date of birth, account number, and account type. , account balance, transaction history and list history.

But Jarrod Overson, director of engineering at security company Shape Security, said there may be more customer information stolen. "From the point of view of the information theft, hackers have already obtained user passwords."

Due to HSBCbankHeadquartered in the UK, the bank is subject to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPThe provisions of R), which was enacted by the EU regulatory body, came into effect in May this year.

According to the regulations, the company must disclose relevant information within 72 hours of the discovery of information theft, otherwise it will be punished by 20 million euros (about 24.5 million US dollars) or a fine equivalent to 4% of global annual revenue.

(Article source: Zhitong Finance Network)

                (Editor: DF406)

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