HSBC USA, the sister company of the UK based bank HSBC, were victim of a breach that occurred between October 4th and October 14th. The number of victims is unknown at this time, however unknown parties gained unauthorized access to certain accounts . As a preventative measure, the bank suspended access to online banking to halt any further attempts to access accounts and information. Until more information is released, there is not complete certainty as to what was accessed, but thus far it is believed that full names, email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, dates of birth, account numbers, account types, account balances, transaction history and payee account information statement history of customers were accessed. The bank reported that it believes less than one percent of its US customers were affected. All customers had been notified in an appropriate time frame and HSBC is feverishly investing the situation to assess what has officially happened.
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