CBS News reported that American Express Co. has told an undisclosed number of cardholders that their account information may have been breached in a recent hacking of a merchant processor. .

Current and previously issued American Express Card account numbers, expiration dates and customer names may have been compromised, AmEx stated in a notice filed last week with Massachusetts regulators. 

“A third party service provider engaged by numerous merchants experienced unauthorized access to its system,” Anneke Covell, AmEx’s vice president, U.S. & AENB privacy, stated in the notice. “American Express owned or controlled systems were not compromised by this incident.” 

In responding to a request for further comment, AmEx declined to disclose the number of those potentially impact nor the geographical reach of the breach.

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