Robinhood has just revealed they experienced a security breach on November 3 that leaked the data of about 7 million users, or a third of their user base.
According to Engadget, the services company financial said hackers obtained the email addresses of 5 million users and the full names of a group of about 2 million different customers. In addition, the intruder stole additional personal information from 310 users, including their names, dates of birth, and zip codes.
Despite reassuring users that none of their social security numbers, bank account numbers, or debit card numbers were revealed in the incident, Robinhood is still warning users to stay informed. believe.
A Robinhood spokesman said it was not attack ransomware but declined to say whether it had paid for the data the hackers collected. Robinhood representatives said they have notified law enforcement about the breach and hired the services of security firm Mandiant to investigate the incident.
chief officer technology Mandiant Charles Carmakal says this could be just the start of a series of breaches as he believes attackers will target and extort different companies and organizations in the coming months.