Data breach could effect Florida SunTrust Bank customers

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TAMPA BAY – If you’re a SunTrust Bank customer, your personal information may be at risk.

News Channel 8 has learned two Morgan and Morgan attorneys in Tampa are proceeding with a class action lawsuit connected to as many as 1.5 million customers.

The punitive class action was filed last Friday and alleges if SunTrust had taken security more seriously, the theft of customer data could have been prevented.

Records show that back on April 20th, a former bank employee in Atlanta, Georgia gained access to the names, addresses, phone numbers and account balances of more than one million accounts.

SunTrust says it has reason to believe this employee wasn’t acting alone and may have printed the information and possibly sold it to a third party.

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Ben Bobick
Ben Bobick is a multimedia journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a May 2016 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Sports Journalism Certificate from the John C. Curley Center for Sports Journalism. At Penn State, Ben hosted a radio show four days a week and was a member of the Emmy Award winning student-run newscast, the Centre County Report where he was a sports anchor and reporter. Ben was also part of the inaugural class of the Penn State Hollywood Program. He interned for KABC-TV in Los Angeles as an entertainment intern. He had the opportunity to interview Grammy award winning artist Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Garner and the season 22 cast of Dancing with the Stars among others. In his spare time, Ben loves to watch and play sports. Being from Pittsburgh, he’s a big Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan. Ben is an avid golfer and loves to hit the course any time he can. For story ideas or a news tip you can get in touch by e-mailing him at ben.bobick@snntv.com.