SunTrust warns 1.5 million clients of potential data theft

April 20, 2018
SunTrust warns 1.5 million clients of potential data theft
In this May 7, 2009 file photo, SunTrust headquarters building is shown in Atlanta. SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential data breach, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Atlanta bank says that it became aware of the potential theft by a former employee and that the investigation is ongoing. Compromised information could include names, addresses, phone numbers and account balances. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.

The Atlanta bank said Friday that it became aware of the potential theft by a former employee and that the investigation is ongoing. Compromised information could include names, addresses, phone numbers and account balances.

SunTrust says it will offer identity protection for all consumer clients at no cost on an ongoing basis. The company says it has not yet identified any fraudulent activity related to this incident.

It also says that the compromised contact lists did not include social security numbers, account numbers, PIN, User IDs, passwords, or driver's license information.

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