The Bank of Montreal and CIBC-owned Simplii Financial say they have been targeted in a recent hack attempt.
Simplii Financial says hackers may have accessed the account and personal information of more than 40-thousand of it’s customers, while the number of BMO customers affected isn’t known.
The CIBC-owned entity were informed of the hack over the weekend, and sent out a warning today (Mon) while BMO got a similar tip, but in BMO’s case, got the tip from the fraudsters themselves.
The Bank of Montreal says they’re working with authorities and are contacting customers who may have been affected. Simplii Financial says they are taking steps in enhancing their security and monitoring procedures.