M&T Bank Data Breach Notification Letter

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Earlier this week I posted an entry about an M&T Bank customer who received a letter disclosing an information security incident. With her permission, I am attaching a faxed copy of the notification advising Portfolio Architect Account holders of what to do next.

In the letter to customers, M&T Bank is offering free membership to PrivacyGuard. They also suggest customers closely monitor their accounts for the next 24 months.

There are still open questions about where and when the theft took place. The number of accounts involved was never disclosed.

If you are affected by this breach and know any additional information, please leave a comment below.

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Additional facts:

Protect yourself and your family, guaranteed!

Written by MCruz on May 26th, 2006 with 4 comments.
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Kathy P.
#1. May 26th, 2006, at 12:28 PM.

This is quite disturbing. I’m calling my branch manager now. Vehicle theft? Why in the world do you leave a laptop in a car?

Beth Givens
#2. May 26th, 2006, at 1:00 PM.

thanks SO much for posting the M&T breach letter. But the right hand text falls off when printed. Do you think you could repost so that it can be printed out in full? Many thanks!
Privacy Rights Clrgh.

PS we’ll add your blog to our LINKS.

#3. May 26th, 2006, at 1:50 PM.

Kathy: It was an employee of a third party (PFPC) who had left the laptop in their vehicle. I know I don’t leave anything valuable like that in my car.

Beth: I sent you an email with the actual file attached. I hope it prints out fine for you.

#4. June 3rd, 2006, at 1:31 AM.

I still can’t get any more info from anyone about the stolen laptop containing the M&T Bank customer ID information. M&T and PFPC buried this one deep. I do find it strange that all of a sudden there has been a rash of “stolen laptops” all containing this type of info. I’m beginning to seriously doubt all the “stolen laptop” stories. I wasn’t born yesterday. It looks like the security breaches are deliberate…people could be selling the info for big bucks. Social Security numbers are in demand right now to be sold/given to “undocumented” residents. I guess the only thing I can do is shut down all accounts, put everything in bank boxes and pay for everything by cash or purchase money orders.

Thank you for all your help and this website.

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