BMO and CIBC-owned Simplii Financial reveal hacks of customer data

Pete Evans reports:

Two Canadian banks warned customers Monday that they have been the targets of hackers, and the personal information of tens of thousands of customers may have been stolen.

CIBC-owned Simplii Financial was the first to warn on Monday morning that hackers had accessed the personal and account information of more than 40,000 of the bank’s customers.

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Then later Monday morning, Bank of Montreal revealed that it, too, had received a tip that “fraudsters” had stolen data on up to 50,000 of the bank’s customers, “and a threat was made to make it public,” BMO spokesperson Paul Gammal said.

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