SunTrust Ex-Employee May Have Stolen Data on 1.5 Million Bank Clients

SunTrust Bank said a former employee may have stolen names, addresses, phone numbers, and account balances of some 1.5 million of its clients. The employee tried to download the client contact information six- to eight weeks ago in an attempt to provide the data to a criminal from outside the organization, Reuters reports.

SunTrust CEO William Rogers in an earnings call said there was no indication of fraudulant activity using the client information, and it appears the data had not been sent outside the bank. The bank is now offering free identity protection services to all of its customers for the “potential data threat,” according to a press announcement from SunTrust.

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