TX: HomeTown Bank Data Breach

Notice of Data Breach

On January 19, 2018, HomeTown Bank, N.A. (“HomeTown”) discovered that a skimming/shimming device had been placed on an ATM at the bank’s branch located at 4424 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551. Upon learning of the incident, HomeTown promptly launched an investigation and notified law enforcement. HomeTown believes that this incident affected only those individuals who conducted card transactions at the subject ATM 2:00 pm on January 18, 2018 and 2:00 pm on January 19, 2018.

The device may have acquired the following of the affected individuals’ personal information that was stored on the cards used in connection with such transactions during the relevant time period: individuals’ names, card numbers, card expiration dates and personal identification numbers (PINs). HomeTown’s core banking systems were not compromised or impacted as a result of this incident.

Safeguarding the personal information of our members remains of the utmost importance to HomeTown, and the bank has already begun taking measures to help prevent this type of incident from occurring in the future.

Individuals who believe that they may have been impacted by this incident and have questions regarding this incident may contact us at 409-763-1271 ext. 3060 Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST, Friday from 8:30 AM. – 6:00 PM CST and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST .

Source: February 17, 2017.  Galveston County The Daily News.

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