Well, the hacking of major business websites continues unabated, and the latest breach involves one of the largest financial services firms in the world.
JPMorgan Chase and Company has announced that hackers have stolen the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses from a whopping 83 million customer accounts, making this one of the largest security breaches in history.
The good news is there is no evidence that any sensitive account details such as passwords, account numbers and such were stolen – only customer contact information.
Bottom line: If you happen to have a Chase account of any kind, the company suggests monitoring your account and credit reports just to be on the safe side, along with being on the lookout for a flood of new phishing emails and postal junk mail. And although Chase doesn’t specifically mention changing your passwords, I would strongly recommend it.