Dozens of local residents reporting bank account hacked

Numerous residents in Tippah County and throughout north Mississippi are reporting that their bank accounts have been hacked into and money withdrawn without their knowledge.

Bank accounts that customers have reported being hacked are with CB&S and Peoples Bank. Customers have reported thousands of dollars in losses that they are attempting to recover.

It is thought that the hacking and subsequent illegal access of the customers accounts have came via ATM machines.

Several months ago, we issued a warning about a scheme whereas hackers were targeting small to mid size regional banks through their ATM network.

From that article, Hackers are planning on stealing millions of dollars from account holders at “small to medium size banks” by cloning their debit or ATM cards, according to a report by the cyber security blog Krebs on security .

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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