Fraudsters May Have Taken Data at CIBC's Simplii, BMO

The CIBC sign in Toronto's financial district on Feb. 26 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS  Nathan Denette

The institution said it was contacted on Sunday by the cyber thieves, who claim to have stolen customer data relating to some of its 8 million customers across Canada.

Bank of Montreal did not reveal how many customers might have had their data compromised but said it believes to have closed the hackers' point of entry into its systems.

Any customers who notice any suspicious activity should contact the bank. Royal Bank, Scotiabank and Toronto-Dominion Bank said they have no indication they have been affected.

"We're taking this claim seriously and have taken action to further enhance our monitoring and security procedures", said Michael Martin, a senior vice-president at Simplii, in a statement. The Bank of Canada said earlier this month that some attacks would inevitably succeed but it has recovery mechanisms in place to limit the damage.

Simplii said it learned of the potential issue on Sunday and has implemented additional online security measures such as enhanced online fraud monitoring. Simplii Financial, an online bank subsidiary of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, also reported Monday that information for roughly 40,000 customers may have been stolen.

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The OPC has not opened a formal investigation.

"We are working with the organizations to better understand what occurred and what they are doing to mitigate the situation", said spokeswoman Valerie Lawton in an email.

In both cases, the attackers have threatened to publish the customer data. "But this is deeper financial information".

BMO is warning that "fraudsters" from outside of the country may have accessed certain the personal and financial information of some of its customers. It's not clear if they are trying to extort money from the banks in exchange for not publishing the data, and if so, how much they are requesting.

The bank said it received a tip over the weekend that customer data had been illegally obtained, and after a preliminary investigation, chose to go public with the news. Previously, companies which had been hacked had been alerting the public on their own timeline.

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