The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has suffered a security breach. The bank has reportedly sent out a general notice via postal mail to account-holders informing them that their information may have been compromised and has put some high-risk individuals on alert in an effort to thwart any attempt to defraud them or others using the stolen information.
Managing director of CIBC FirstCaribbean Jamaica, Nigel Holness said Tuesday (March 19th 2013) that the perpetrators potentially copied cardholder’s personal information. He said the origin of the breach was unknown, but said that it affects “cardholders beyond Jamaica”. He did not disclose the name of the facility that had been breached.
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean bank offering financial services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Credit Cards, Treasury Sales and Trading, and Investment Banking. It is the largest, regionally-listed bank in the English-and Dutch speaking Caribbean. The bank employs over 3,400 staff; 69 branches, 22 banking centres, and seven offices in 17 regional markets including Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica, the Cayman Islands, Belize and St Lucia.
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