Robinhood, the famous FX broker, was recently a victim of a major cyber attack. This Sunday the firm publicly revealed that on November 3rd its data security had been breached. The end result of the attack is the leak of millions of customers’ personal data. Currently, the broker commented that it is in the process of informing the affected users on the level of the breach.
Robinhood disclosed that around 5 million customers have had their emails obtained by the attackers, while another 2 million have had just their names taken. The dates of birth, zip codes, and additional personal details were acquired by the scammers of some 310 specific Robinhood users. A further 10 other customers have had ‘more extensive account details’ stolen.
The broker asserted that no bank account numbers, no credit card details, nor any social security numbers were exposed during the attack, and that there has not been any financial loss at the moment.
The attack was partly socially driven, commented Robinhood, as the perps were said to be disguised as customer support, and later were able to gain access to customer support system details. Currently, the hacker is awaiting a sum to be paid by the broker.
Lat year, it was again Robinhood that experienced a hack in which 200 accounts were compromised, giving the hackers full access to users’ funds and trades.