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76 Million Households Impacted By JPMorgan Chase Data Breach

76 Million Households Impacted By JPMorgan Chase Data Breach

by Brad MerrillOctober 2, 2014

A cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase this summer compromised more than 76 million household accounts—that’s half the households in America—along with seven million small business accounts, making it one of the largest corporate hacks in history.

This data comes from a regulatory filing from JPMorgan Chase. Contact info—including customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses—was compromised in the breach, but account info remains secure.

The company issued the following statement this afternoon:

Important Update on Cyber Security

We want to update you further on the cyber attack against our company. After extensive review, here is what our forensic investigation has found to date:

Here’s what you should know now:

o There is no evidence that your account numbers, passwords, user IDs, date of birth or Social Security number were compromised during this attack.

o However, your contact information – name, address, phone number and email address – was compromised.

Your money at JPMorgan Chase is safe:

o Unlike recent attacks on retailers, we have seen no unusual fraud activity related to this incident.

o Importantly, you are not liable for any unauthorized transaction on your account that you promptly alert us to.

We are very sorry that this happened and forany uncertainty this may cause you. We don’t believe that you need to change your password or account information. Click here for answers to questions you might have. As always, we recommend you use care with your accounts and information, as we describe in our Security Center.

JPMorgan Chase says that because passwords were not exposed, there is “no need” for customers to change them.

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.