November 13, 2014 by

HSBC Turkey Hacked: 2.7 Million Customers Affected

HSBC Turkey, a subsidiary of the London-based HSBC Group, confirmed it was attacked in a recent statement. The bank claims that an immediate action was taken to safeguard customer data, following the discovery.

The compromised information includes:

  • Cardholder names
  • Credit card numbers
  • Account numbers
  • Expiration dates

“There is no evidence that any of our customers’ other financial information or personal information was compromised,” states the official announcement. “There is no financial risk to our customers and there has been no evidence of any fraud or other suspicious activity arising from this incident.”

An investigation is currently in progress in collaboration with the Bank Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey, as well as other relevant authorities.


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