Read An Hour Of Blog Posts

St Louis Website Design Joomla Wordpress and Drupal search engine marketing st louis

JP Morgan reveals data breach affected 76 million households

JP Morgan reveals data breach affected 76 million households

Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY 8:04 p.m. EDT October 2, 2014
 
3893 659 181 LINKEDIN 22 COMMENTMORE

SAN FRANCISCO — The cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase & Co., first announced in July, compromised information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the company revealed Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact information, including name, address, phone number and e-mail address, as well as internal JPMorgan Chase information about the users, was compromised, the filing said. However the bank said no customer money appears to have been stolen.

JPMorgan said "there is no evidence that account information for such affected customers — account numbers, passwords, user IDs, dates of birth or Social Security numbers — was compromised during this attack."

The attack is one of the largest corporate breaches thus far reported.

More chillingly, a report Thursday in The New York Times said that the hackers were able to gain "the highest level of administrative privilege" on more than 90 of the bank's servers, according to people the newspaper spoke with who were familiar with the forensic investigation of the breach.

That means they "had root" on the servers of one of the largest banks in the world — they "could transfer funds, disclose information, close accounts, and basically do whatever they want to the data," said Jeff Williams, chief technology officer with Contrast Security in Palo Alto, Calif.

In its SEC filing, JPMorgan said as of Oct. 2 it had not "seen any unusual customer fraud related to this incident."

"This is a truly remarkable attack, but not just in its scope — hackers successfully penetrated one of the most secure organizations on this planet and they stole absolutely nothing of value — no money, no Social Security numbers, no passwords," said John Gunn, with Vasco Data Security International in Chicago.

"Persistence like that, with no stolen money, is due to a future planned operation — or that the objective was to identify data that was material in some other aspect," said J.J. Thompson of Rook Security in Indianapolis.

"This could be to track down a person of interest by observing financial transaction locations, to plans future large scale disruption when they know their competitor plans to wire funds to close a deal, or any other odd scenario you could see on (the TV show) 'Blacklist,'" he said.

JPM shares were down 0.89% in after-hours trading.

Whether there really was an attack or not, consumers should beware of "piggyback attacks" in which criminals launch social engineering attacks making use of customer anxiety after reports of a big-name breach.

"The usual advice applies: If you get an e-mail or a call from a JP Morgan rep, feel free to thank them for contacting you and hang up. Customers should always initiate that contact by looking at their credit card or statement for the contact number; you simply can't trust that an incoming call or e-mail is legitimate and not a phishing attempt," said Tod Beardsley, engineering manager with security firm Rapid7.

Rate this blog entry:
MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Launches Bold Machines, A Wo...
Facebook Changes Real-Name Policy After Uproar Fro...

Customer Testimonials

Hear what our customers have to say about us
“Scott was (and still is even after the official "end" of the project) great to work with. As a non-profit, cost was a consideration, and HLS was able to get us what we needed (and wanted) in a website for a cost well below what others quoted us. I can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Scott and High Level Studios! Anyone considering a website design or redesign needs to contact Scott and his team.”
patrickC Patrick C, President of Hispanic Bar Association, Saint Louis
 
“We were not anywhere close to being on the first or second page of Google now we're number one thanks to High Level Studios LLC. they did a very good job of putting our web page together.”
steveW Steve W
 
“High Level Studios transformed my business and has brought more people through our door than any other kind of advertising!”
LarryS Larry S
 
“They are perfectly competent and provide a fine service at a fair price. If you want to pay a lot more at a fancier place for the same end product, go ahead. But you'd be wasting your money.”
natalieS Natalie S
 
“These guys are the best! They are very professional and get the job done fast. The price is more than fair and the end result is exactly what we wanted.”
vickiN Vicki N
 
“Simply the best!!!!! I think this lady below must be the competition because their price was far lower than the rest and the work quality was the best that must be why they do all the top St Louis company websites!!”
mike Mike W
 
“These guys do great work for half the price. They always come through in a crunch. They speak in Language I can understand and are nice!”
LeeD Lee D
 
“High Level Studios got my website up and running in under a month from initial conversation to completion. The site is clean and clear, and I love it. They even do internet marketing, and I'm already moving up in Google search!”
tomr Tom R
 
“Its been a great fulfilling business experience. I would recommend these guys for for your Marketing or website design needs.”
keith Keith B
 

Meet Our Team

Our company is built with experience,
friendliness and proficiency.
chris Chris Readenour SEO & Marketing Specialist Chris Readenour is an online marketing whiz. After working for years in video production, he found a passion for SEO and moving companies up in the rankings. Chris has a bachelor's degree in Communications from Lindenwood University, and uses the skills that he has learned at every stop along the way to help your company thrive online.
 
scott headshot Scott Eagle Owner & Developer With more than 20 years experience, Scott works on multiple computer platforms and operating systems on over fifteen coding languages. He is the owner of High Level Studios LLC., St. Louis’ premier website and web application development company. Scott has won many awards for his website work from Large agencies such as FLEOA, The Homeloan Expert, Dellon Institutes and many more.
 
sasha macic Sasha Macic Project Manager & Developer Sasha has a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, emerging technologies, and open source CMS. An ambitious type who wants to get noticed, and has the drive and massive energy needed to really make a difference to your project.
 

Our Easy Steps To Success

Let’s start making your company a financial success today!
1. Develop A Logical Plan We sit down with you to discuss your goals and aspirations for the site. We want to know exactly what you want to use the site for, so we can build you the site of your dreams.
2. Design For Success We then use our years of web design experience to create the newest, most technologically advanced site possible, implementing industry-leading web marketing and design techniques.
3. Perfection We work with you on the final design, giving you step-by-step input on how the site comes together. It’s your site, we want it to be your perfect vision.
 

High Level Studios, LLC

 1001 Craig Road #260 / St. Louis, Missouri 63146  1.314.423.0189

Latest News

Featured Testimonials