El Sabado 27 de febrero de 2016 7:35, Central Bank < firstname.lastname@example.org > escribio:
We are writing to share with you important information about a security compromise involving a database containing some of your personal information, as well as steps we are taking in response, and the resources we are making available to you.
Federal law enforcement officials recently informed us that they've been investigating cybersecurity crimes involving the theft of information from CBN and other financial services companies. We immediately initiated a comprehensive response.
Based upon our subsequent internal investigation coupled with information provided by the authorities, we believe a list of client names and street addresses was taken from our system. Importantly, we have no reason to believe that CBN trading platforms or any client funds were compromised. All client passwords remained encrypted at all times and we have not seen any indication of fraudulent activity as a result of this incident.
Although Social Security numbers, email addresses and other sensitive data were contained in the system accessed, it appears that contact information was the focus of the incident.
The unauthorized access appears to have occurred over a period of several months between late 2013 and early 2015. We have secured the known intrusion point and conducted an internal data forensics investigation on this incident with assistance from a leading computer security firm. We have taken appropriate steps to further strengthen our network defenses.
What Happens Now
Federal authorities had requested that they be allowed to complete much of their investigation before we notified clients. In coordination with them, we are now able to alert you of this incident. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation and prosecution of the criminals involved.
Notices like this one are being sent to all individuals and entities whose information was contained in the affected database, and we have included here information about steps you can take to protect yourself.
What You Can Do
We encourage clients to be particularly vigilant against email or direct mail schemes seeking to trick you into revealing personal information. Never confirm or provide personal information such as passwords or account information to anyone contacting you. Please know that CBN will never send you any unsolicited correspondence asking you for your account number, password or other private information. If you receive any letter or email requesting this information, it is fraudulent and we ask that you report it to us at email@example.com.
Be cautious about opening attachments or links from emails, regardless of who appears to have sent them.
As a maintain cordial relationship with the outside world , CBN has arranged with a certified financial institution to help you protect regain the sum of two million US dollars at no cost to you for a period of one year. You are qualified to receive the fund and protection services and have additional credit monitoring options available, also at no cost to you.
To request for this fund, you will need to provide the following:
• Your full name (including middle initial, Jr., Sr., Roman numerals, etc.)
• Date of birth
• Address(es) where you have lived over the prior five years
• Proof of current address such as a current utility bill
• A photocopy of a government-issued ID card
And also a service charge of $188.00 which you are required to send via MoneyGram with the following details.
name = eke nwamama
country = Nigeria
The credit reporting department have three business days after receiving your requested details to transfer your fund on your credit preference. The credit bureaus must also send written confirmation to you within five business days and provide you with the details of the transfer.
We are very sorry that this happened and for any uncertainty or inconvenience this has caused you. We know that incidents like these are frustrating. We take the security of your information very seriously and are committed to continually strengthening and evolving our defenses based on new and emerging threats.
Central Bank of Nigeria
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