Bank of America Corporation has informed its customers of a serious data breach affecting those who have applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). On April 22, client information was left vulnerable when the bank uploaded PPP applicants’ credentials onto the US Small Business Administration’s test platform. The platform was made to provide lenders with the ability to test PPP submissions prior to the second round of applications.
The data revealed in the breach were not only related to individual businesses but their owners as well. Compromised information includes business addresses, tax identification numbers, social security numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, and citizenship statuses. Thankfully, Bank of America stated the PPP applications and submission processes have not been impacted by the cybersecurity breach. An internal investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the exposure.
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