New York bank admits intruder accessed online banking

More than 8,000 online customers at New York bank Suffolk Bankcorp were impacted by an intruder getting into its IT system, the bank admitted yesterday.

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More than 8,000 online customers at New York bank Suffolk Bankcorp were impacted by an intruder getting into its IT system, the bank admitted yesterday.

Suffolk Bankcorp issued a statement saying that on 24 December 2009, its banking subsidiary, the Suffolk County National Bank (SCNB), discovered through an internal security review that an unauthorised intruder accessed certain customers' log-in information via the computer server hosting SCNB's online banking system. Altogether, 8378 customers were affected.

"To date, SCNB has found no evidence of any unauthorised access to online banking accounts, nor received any reports of unusual activity or reports of financial loss to its customers," the bank said.

The unauthorised access occurred between 18 and 23 November 2009.

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