Malware in NH bank computers may affect hundreds of thousands

Share this article:

Malware discovered on computers used by New Hampshire-based St. Mary's Bank may have compromised more than 100,000 accounts.

How many victims? 115,775.

What type of personal information? Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, account information and transaction records.

What happened? The New Hampshire bank discovered malware on an employee computer workstation in May, and it was later discovered that 23 other workstation computers may have been affected beginning in February.

What was the response? St. Mary's alerted the 115,775 New Hampshire residents who may have been compromised. The facility is offering one year of credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through Experian to individuals who may have been affected, and is enhancing its information security measures. An official investigation is ongoing.

Details: Malware was discovered on an employee workstation on May 26. An unnamed computer security consulting firm was called in and determined the malware is designed to capture information as it appears on computer screens. The firm determined it may have been introduced to 23 more workstation computers beginning in February. The entire bank security system was analyzed and the malware was isolated and eliminated.

Quote: “We have received no reports of unusual activity in any of our member accounts related to this malware, but we recommend that you carefully review your account statements for any sign of unauthorized activity and report it to us immediately,” St. Mary's CEO Ronald Covey wrote in his letter to customers.

Source: doj.nh.gov, “St. Mary's Bank: Incident Notification,” July 12, 2013.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

POLL

More in The Data Breach Blog

Thousands had data on computers stolen from California medical office

Bay Area Pain Medical Associates notified about 2,780 patients that their data was on computers stolen from its California offices.

Subcontractor breach impacts 1,700 in Dominion Resources employee wellness plan

About 1,700 people in the Dominion Resources employee wellness program have been notified that their data was accessed in a breach.

Document posted to California city website, employee data accessed

In California, a document posted to the City of Encinitas website contained data on hundreds of current and former city staffers.