Large-scale security breach at banks in USVI and BVI

The Virgin Islands Consortium reports:

FirstBank VI is in the middle of a massive security breach crisis, with many of its Visa Debit card customers blocked from using their cards and some customers claiming to have had “thousands of dollars” stolen from their personal accounts. Banco Popular and Scotia Bank on St. Croix are also reporting security breaches at their institutions.

VI Consortium was made aware of the matter earlier this week, and FirstBank today confirmed that the problem, which occurred through a security breach deriving from outside merchants, happened on Wednesday, Nov. 12.


“I can disclose that the breach occurred in two U.S. retailers, therefore FirstBank does not need to involve local police authorities,” she said.

Read more on The Virgin Islands Consortium.

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