Report: Fidelity Investments Likely Victim Of Same Hackers Responsible For JPMorgan Breach

Just a week after JPMorgan Chase said that 76 million households and 7 million businesses were affected by a late August data breach, another large mutual fund company admits it was likely targeted by the same hackers. But unlike JPMorgan, Fidelity Investments says there’s no indication any customer data was stolen.

The Financial Times reports that Fidelity was one of 13 financial institutions attacked by hackers recently; an act officials say was likely perpetrated by the same group responsible for stealing data from millions of consumers and businesses banking with JPMorgan.

“We have no indication that any Fidelity customer sites, accounts, information, services or systems were affected by this matter,” said a Fidelity spokesman tells Financial Times Thursday.

The Fidelity spokesman went on to say that the company has a “range of safeguards and multiple layers of security in place to protect customer accounts and information, our sites and systems.”

The U.S. Secret Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation have begun to investigate the attacks, considering whether the attacks were aimed at trying to reap financial reward or gather intelligence.

As for the Chase breach, officials with the company say the only information obtained by the hackers were names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of megabank’s websites and its ChaseMobile and JPMorgan smartphone apps.

Officials claim that no account information was accessed, nor was particularly sensitive data like Social Security numbers, passwords, or dates of birth.

Fidelity hack points to JPMorgan link [Financial Times]

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