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3 charged in cyberattacks against U.S. finance companies

Two men held in Israel and one U.S. citizen believed to be living in Moscow have been charged with stealing the contact information of more than 100 million customers of U.S. financial institutions to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal profits, authorities said Tuesday.

The theft last year of data such as names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of more than 83 million customers of JPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation's biggest bank by assets, was described at a news conference by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as "the single largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution ever."

In a release, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said...