First National Bank of Omaha issuing new debit cards after large breach

An unannounced data breach at a large firm prompted the First National Bank of Omaha to reissue debit cards to customers in seven states.
An unannounced data breach at a large firm prompted the First National Bank of Omaha to reissue debit cards to customers in seven states.

The First National Bank of Omaha is issuing new debit cards to customers in seven states after a large data breach at an unidentified national firm.

The bank's security itself was not compromised by the incident and is limited to consumers who have done business with the company targeted in the attack, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

“We have learned that potential exposure by a third party not associated with First National Bank may have caused your debit card to be at risk for possible unauthorized use or fraudulent activity,” the bank said in a letter to customers. The letter didn't specify how many people were affected.

A bank spokesman told the Omaha World-Herald that First National decided to reissue debit cards to prevent incidents during the holiday season. Credit cards are not being reissued. The investigation is ongoing.

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