Information about Equifax Breach
Equifax, one of the three largest credit bureaus in the United States, recently announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. As reported by Equifax, the information accessed includes personal identifiable information that includes (but not limited to) Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some credit card numbers. We understand the concerns that this breach creates for our clients, especially regarding if/how it could impact your CIBC Bank USA accounts. While this was an Equifax Data Breach, CIBC Bank USA is actively monitoring this situation.
What you should know:
- This is not a breach of CIBC Bank USA systems. Specific questions about the breach should be directed to Equifax at https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or 866-447-7559.
- CIBC Bank USA is committed to protecting the security of your personal and financial information. We monitor client accounts for unusual activity and if we have questions, we will notify you.
- We strongly recommend that you review your account statements and online transaction activity on a regular basis. If you notice any fraudulent activity on your account, immediately contact the Bank or visit your local branch.
- For your protection, please be advised that there may be additional security measures when contacting a CIBC Banking Center or the Client Support Center.
Additional information about preventing fraud can be found here: https://us.cibc.com/en/about-us/fraud-prevention-privacy.html
The security and confidentiality of our clients is a priority for everyone CIBC Bank USA. We will share additional updates as they become available.