HSBC Bank USA Admits Breach Exposing Account Numbers and Transaction History

It appears that an undisclosed number of HSBC Bank customers may have had personal information exposed as a result of a data breach. David Bisson, an associate editor for security vendor Tripwire’s ‘The State of Security’ blog, reports that the California Attorney General’s Office has received a copy of a templated letter sent to bank customers dated November 2nd.

Having now seen a copy of the letter, Forbes can confirm that HSBC states it “became aware of online accounts being accessed by unauthorized users” between October 4th and 14th.

Following the now sadly all too common apologies for the inconvenience and assurances that security of personal information is very important to the organization that has been breached, HSBC reveals the bombshell.

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