ME: Bank hears of data breach

Mechele Cooper reports:

Kennebec Savings Bank has informed 1,500 customers their debit card numbers may have been compromised in a security breach.

Bank officials blamed the breach on credit card companies’ failure to police the merchants that use their cards.

The breach was reported to bank officials by MasterCard.

Mark Johnston, bank president and CEO, said customers have been asked to monitor their checking accounts and contact the bank if they see any suspicious activity.

“It’s another one of these situations where possibly, maybe, there appears to be data intrusion,” Johnston said Friday. “We have very little information at this point whether it is a processor or merchant. There were approximately 1,500 (bank customers) possibly impacted by this possible intrusion.”

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