Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
featured top story

Bank says personal info may have been accessed during hacking incident

  • Updated
  • 0
BHC_06292022_NPBBristol_03.jpg

New Peoples Bank on State Street in Bristol, Virginia.

An unauthorized person who gained access to New Peoples Bank systems this month may have accessed personal information of the bank’s customers, according to a news release from the bank Wednesday. 

A third-party cybersecurity firm assisted in an investigation into the bank’s service outages, which began June 15 as a result of a hack that began June 9, and found that some customers’ information may have been retrieved. 

“NPB determined that some personal information of its customers, shareholders, and employees may have been subject to unauthorized access as a result of this incident,” the release states. “NPB determined that some customer information may have been accessed or acquired by the unauthorized person, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account information, and/or electronic signatures.” 

The incident resulted in all banking services being temporarily disabled, although banking systems have since been restored and operations have resumed. 

NPB is offering customers a free one-year membership of Experian’s IdentityWorks, an identity theft protection service.

More information on the incident is available at www.newpeoples.bank

0 Comments
* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

BRISTOL, Va. — A new 107-room hotel is planned for The Falls development after a Monday vote by the city’s Industrial Development Authority.

A Marion building that over the years housed multiple vehicle dealerships, but has most recently sat vacant, is on its way to becoming a technical education center. A move that local economic development planners believe will bolster the community and help its residents get the training necessary for better paying jobs.

The Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Clayton Dowell, current BTES Vice President of…

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News

News Alerts