JPMorgan Chase plays breach news close to the vest

The bank revealed the scope of a summer cyber attack that reportedly affected 76 million households in an SEC filing, but said no account information appears to have been stolen.

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As customer data breaches become increasingly common, retailers and restaurants have established something of a protocol for them. Target, Nieman Marcus, Home Depot, P.F. Chang’s, Jimmy John’s, and quite a few others set up micro-sites as information clearinghouses and offered customers free credit monitoring.

JPMorgan Chase, which was hit by a cyber attack over the summer, isn’t doing that.

Rather than offering information about the breach through a microsite, the bank revealed the size of the breach in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday. According to the filing, 76 million households were affected.

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