BREAKING NEWS: FHB accounts hacked, other banks may be victimized as well


Possibly hundreds of customers from First Hawaiian Bank were affected by unauthorized bank transactions made in their accounts.

Withdrawals ranging from about $100 to $500 were made by an unauthorized entity. Saipan Tribune learned that checking accounts are the ones mostly affected by unauthorized transactions.

Long lines were seen at the Oleai and Gualo Rai branches of FHB.

Apparently, more customers are experiencing unauthorized transactions as the day progresses.

“We want to assure our customers that we are aware of the situation on Saipan and are working actively to minimize impact. Customers will not be liable for any fraudulent activity on their accounts. We ask that customers review recent transactions. If they suspect fraudulent activity, please call the phone number on the back of the card,” FHB said in a statement.

It is not yet clear if other banks in the CNMI were affected as well.

The Department of Commerce said they are already looking into the matter.

More information to follow.

Frauleine S. Villanueva-Dizon | Reporter
Frauleine Michelle S. Villanueva was a broadcast news producer in the Philippines before moving to the CNMI to pursue becoming a print journalist. She is interested in weather and environmental reporting but is an all-around writer. She graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Journalism and was a sportswriter in the student publication.

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