Santander customers and global workforce financial data on sale for $2m

31/05/2024 | BBC News

The ransomware group ShinyHunters have reportedly put up for sale the personal details of millions of Santander customers and staff on a hacking forum. In a statement published on 14 June, the bank revealed that “certain information” relating to customers of Santander Chile, Spain and Uruguay, as well as all current and some former Santander employees of the group, had been accessed by hackers. It has now been revealed that bank account details of 30 million customers, 28 million credit card numbers, account balances for 6 million accounts, and personal information on staff are available for $2 million dollars.

In what looks like one of the most significant cyber attacks on a bank, Santander assured customers that the compromised database does not contain online banking details or passwords that could enable transactions to be carried out on accounts. The bank has also taken steps to notify regulators and is cooperating with law enforcement agencies in their investigation of the breach. 

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