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Hackers may have compromised info of La. residents

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Posted: Dec 4, 2013 9:41 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: hackers, hack, breach, state agencies, jpmorgan chase, debit cards

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana authorities say computer hackers may have gained access to the personal information of thousands of residents who use debit cards issued by JPMorgan Chase for three state agencies.

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says in a news release Wednesday that the breach involves the Department of Revenue, Workforce Commission and Department of Children and Family Services.

Nichols says the information may have been compromised for about 6,000 recipients of pre-loaded debit cards for state income tax refunds; 5,300 child support debit cardholders and 2,200 residents receiving unemployment benefits.

Nichols says cardholders who registered their cards on the JPMorgan UCard Center website and performed certain actions online between July and September are affected.

JPMorgan Chase did not immediately respond to after-hours phone messages Wednesday.

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