Phishing scam compromises client accounts at Texas bank

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CBTX in Houston disclosed that a phishing scam may have compromised personal information for about 7,800 customers.

The $3.2 billion-asset parent of CommunityBank of Texas disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that the incident occurred when an unauthorized person accessed “certain emails and attachments from two employee email accounts.”

The information stored in the affected email accounts may have contained customers’ first and last names, addresses, driver's licenses, financial account information and Social Security numbers, the filing said.

CBTX, which has notified law enforcement, said its own investigation had “not found any evidence that this incident involves any unauthorized access to or use of any of the bank’s internal computer systems or network.”

CBTX said it expects its out-of-pocket expenditures tied to the incident to be less than $105,000. The company, which notified its customers on Friday, is offering those clients a year of identity protection services.

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