Customer information of JPMorgan's UCard hacked

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Associated Press

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. says about 465,000 users of a prepaid cash card may have had their personal information hacked.

The card, UCard, is used in corporate or government prepaid benefit programs, such as food stamps, unemployment benefits, or tax refunds. Corporations use UCard to pay workers who don't have checking accounts.

The hackers had access to the personal information from mid-July to mid-September. The bank says it found no evidence the information accessed was used improperly.

The breach does not affect banking customers who have credit or debit cards, or customers of the prepaid Chase Liquid card, according to the bank.

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