Customer Says Local Bank Warned Of Potential Security Breach

Curiouser and curiouser… Forcht Bank’s spokesperson originally told a news source that they had been told by First Data Corporation that a breach involving 8,500 debit cards was due to a retail merchant. Subsequent news stories indicated that Forcht’s breach was part of the Heartland Payment Systems breach. A request for clarification from Forcht was not answered. Now we see another bank that informed its customers that they were recently told that a breach involved a retail merchant. Is there really another breach that involved a merchant or were attributions to a merchant erroneous?

The First Commonwealth Bank sent a letter to customers recently after they were notified by MasterCard of a security breach by a retail merchant.

The trouble, one customer said, is that the bank won’t tell customers which merchant was breached.

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