ME: Hackers breach bank’s online system

Keith Edwards reports:

Kennebec Savings Bank’s online banking system was infiltrated by an outside party and bank officials are working with a team of computer forensics experts to find out which customers may have been affected and what information may have been accessed.

Bank officials said there was no unauthorized access to customer funds, Social Security numbers or debit or credit card information.


An investigation into which customers may have been affected, and what information may have been accessed, is ongoing.

Johnston said Wednesday bank officials determined the incident affected only Internet banking customers and no other Kennebec Savings Bank account holders.

According to a statement from the Augusta-based bank, the preliminary investigation indicated sophisticated “malware” permitted entry into the bank’s online banking system.

Malware is malicious software or potentially unwanted software installed without the host’s consent, according to

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