HSBC discloses security incident

Banking giant HSBC disclosed on Monday a security incident that impacted an undisclosed number of the institution’s customers.

“HSBC became aware of online accounts being accessed by unauthorized users between October 4, 2018 and October 14, 2018,” the bank wrote in a data breach notification lettersubmitted to Californian authorities.

The bank said it suspended access to online accounts for all impacted customers and initiated procedures for changing passwords for online banking accounts. It also said it added “an extra layer of security” to HSBC accounts, but didn’t go into details.

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Source: ZDNet