HSBC Bank, the seventh-largest banking and financial services organizations in the world and the largest in Europe, has been breached by hackers. The bank is now sending letters to an undisclosed number of customers notifying them that hackers have their data.
In a notification template submitted to the California Attorney General’s Office, HSBC said it became aware that online accounts were accessed by unauthorized parties sometime between October 4 and October 14, 2018.
“When HSBC discovered your online account was impacted, we suspended online access to prevent further unauthorized entry of your account,” the notice reads. “You may have received a call or email from us so we could help you change your online banking credentials and access your account. We apologize for this inconvenience. HSBC takes this very seriously and the security of your information is very important to us.”