One day, hackers managed to steal 400,000 records from the database of UniCredit’s Italian subsidiary. Thanks to a breach in their security, the hackers have access to all information about identities associated with credit cards in Italy. What are the implications for consumers? This article will shine a light on the answer.
Hackers obtained 400,000 records from UniCredit’s Italian subsidiary. Although no passwords were stolen, many personal data fell into the wrong hands: names, email addresses, phone numbers, and IBAN account numbers were leaked. UniCredit informed the affected users and announced that it would improve its IT system.
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UniCredit is the second-largest banking group in Europe. It was created in January 2007 as a merger of two banks: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) and Amatori Bancoposta.
Unclear whether or not the leak was intentional, but UniCredit acknowledges that there is a lot of personal information that has been exposed. They are currently working to secure their systems and have called in external cybersecurity experts to do the job.