London-headquartered HSBC has confirmed that online bank accounts of its customers in the US were illegally accessed about a month ago, with possibly compromised data including account numbers and transaction history.
In response to the cyber incident, which took place between October 04 and 14, the banking giant suspended access to prevent further unauthorised entry; contacted affected clients to assist them in changing their online banking credentials; and enhanced its authentication process to add another layer of security.
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