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Revolut hacked: bank details of 50,000 users exposed

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The financial technology Revolut has been the victim of a cyber attack, which could affect about 50,000 of its users. A spokesperson for this neobank indicated, in a statement to the specialized portal ‘Bleeping Computer’, that an unauthorized person has had access “for a short period of time” to the details of a small percentage of its clients, a maximum of 0, 16%. “We immediately identified and isolated the attack to limit its impact and we communicate with affected customers“, says the company, in statements to the aforementioned portal. In this sense, the company has assured that “customers who have not received any email” must assume that “they have not been affected”.

A Reddit user has made public the message that, allegedly, had received from Revolut to alert you to your situation: “We recently received a very targeted cyberattack from an unauthorized third party who may have accessed some of your information for a short period of time.” In this message, the company insists that it is not necessary to “take any security measures”, such as changing passwords, and that they only intend to report the situation and apologize “sincerely” for the incident.

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Speaking to ‘CyberNews’, Revolut has insisted that the “full details of the cards”, since these “were encrypted and therefore protected”. According to the Lithuanian State Inspectorate for Data Protection – the country in which Revolut has a banking license – the number of affected customers is 50,150 Based on the data provided by the company itself, the Lithuanian control body estimates that the number of affected customers within the European Economic Area is 20,687, of which only 379 would be from the country where its license is issued, Lithuania. that could have been compromised are the following:

  • Names and surnames
  • Emails
  • postal addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Some payment card data, although according to Revolut card numbers were masked
  • Account numbers

That yes, and although in the statement they seem to underline that the clients’ money is safe, they also suggest that the affected users themselves be “especially attentive” to any “suspicious activity”. Thus, the company has warned users to ignore text messages, calls or emails that might seem suspicious. After this, a multitude of users took the opportunity to denounce, through Twitter, that they had received messages about a supposed “new debit card” that was about to arrive at their homes.

Faced with this situation, Revolut has responded by warning that it is a case of ‘phishing’, a technique by which the identity of an organization, person or institution is supplanted, and has underlined that the company never asks for identity verifications by text message. Revolut is a British company that works like a neobank, that is, it is a direct bank that is 100% digital through applications or platforms. It is known for its debit and credit cards, free currency exchanges and access to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin.

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Source: Lasexta

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