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Reports: FBI probes hacking attack at JPMorgan

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The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank. That's according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

A report on Bloomberg.com says the FBI is investigating an incident in which Russian hackers attacked the U.S financial system earlier this month in possible retaliation against U.S. government-sponsored sanctions aimed at Russia.

The attack, Bloomberg says, led to the loss of sensitive data. Bloomberg cites security experts saying that the attack appeared "far beyond the capability of ordinary criminal hackers."

The New York Times, also citing people familiar with the matter, says JP Morgan and at least four other firms were hit this month by what it describes as coordinated attacks that siphoned off huge amounts of data, including checking and savings account information.

The Wall Street Journal also cites unnamed sources in a less detailed report that calls the attacks a "significant breach of corporate computer security."

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