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Date Made Public:
August 20, 2018
Company: Bank of the West
Location:
Type of breach:
UNKN
Type of organization:
UNKN
Records Breached:
500

Information on this security breach is provided by the Office of the California Attorney General. ** Disclaimer: ** The number of breached records reported reflects our best estimate, based on all the data currently available, surrounding this breach. Because the specific number of breached records was not disclosed in the notification letter sent to the California Attorney General’s Office, the number is estimated as the minimum number of breached records necessary to trigger the obligation of notification to the Attorney General under California statute.
Under Cal. Civ. Code 1798.29, 1798.82, notification to the Attorney General is only required whenever a breach of records affects more than 500 California residents.
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Information Source:
California Attorney General
Date Made Public:
July 15, 2014
Company: Bank of The West
Location: San Francisco, California
Type of breach:
HACK
Type of organization:
BSF
Records Breached:
0

Bank of The West notified customers of an email scam that involved two employees' remote bank email login credentials being compromised. As a result of this unauthorized access, customer information could be at risk.

The information includes names, account numbers, loan numbers, Social Security numbers.

The bank is offering one year free of First Watch ID for those affected. For those with questions regarding the service they can call 1-866-310-7373 or 1-800-488-2265.

 

Information Source:
California Attorney General
Date Made Public:
February 11, 2014
Company: Bank of the West
Location: San Francisco, California
Type of breach:
UNKN
Type of organization:
BSF
Records Breached:
0

Bank of the West notified individuals regarding a recent data breach that may have involved stolen personal information such as Social Security and driver's-license numbers.

The company sent letters and e-mails to anyone who applied for a job with the company before Dec. 19, the date the breach was discovered.

Currently they are not releasing any information as to the type of information breached or the timeframes the information may have beeen exposed.

"It could've been user name and pass code; it could've been more personal information like Social Security numbers, driver's license, date of birth," said Debra Jack, Bank of the West spokeswoman. "We don't have conclusive evidence that personal information was taken, but we sent those letters as a precaution."

The target of the breach was an online application system that had been retired earlier in 2013, the company disabled the affected servers and is now investigating with help from the FBI.


Information Source:
Media
Date Made Public:
February 6, 2014
Company: Bank of the West
Location: San Francisco, California
Type of breach:
HACK
Type of organization:
MED
Records Breached:
10

name, ssn

Location of breached information: Website

Business associate present: No

Information Source:
Maryland Attorney General
CSV