La startup fintech Revolut confirmed that he had undergone a hacker attack which has exposed the personal data of tens of thousands of users, who nevertheless represent 0.16% of users. The company has already emailed all users whose data has been exposed.
Revolut under hacker attack, here’s what happened
According to TechCrunch spokesperson Michael Bodansky, an “unauthorized third party has gained access to the details of a small percentage (0.16%) of our customers for a short period of time “. Revolut discovered the attack at the end of September 10 and isolated it the next morning.
Revolut, which has a Lithuanian banking license, matters at the moment about 20 million users: so 0.16% are about 32 thousand people. However, in the communication to the Lithuanian authorities, he allegedly said that 50.150 users would have suffered the damage, including 20,687 Europeans and 379 Lithuanians.
Revolut did not say what data was stolen, however it assured that no funds were touched. Furthermore, in the email sent to customers he communicated that “no details of the cards, PINs or passwords were disclosed“. However, it appears that we have accessed payment lists, names, addresses (physical and email) and telephone numbers of customers.
The hackers reportedly used social engineering to persuade one or more employees to share information to gain access to servers. A targeted action towards the company.
Revolut also announced that the hackers could use phishing scams against customers i whose data was stolen, pretending to be Revolut itself. So he pointed out that he won’t text or call asking for logins and access codes.
As a preventative measure, he has put in a dedicated team to make sure customers are not at risk. The company assures that it has taken the matter seriously and is putting it to the test account security first.