Business Robinhood announced a data breach, affects about 7 million...

Robinhood announced a data breach, affects about 7 million of its users

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Robinhood, a financial-services company that works a well known brokerage application, this week reported an information break that effects around 7 million of its users to shifting degrees.

The company gave an assertion on the break Monday, uncovering that an “unauthorized party” got the email locations of roughly 5,000,000 users. The complete names of an extra 2,000,000 users were additionally uncovered.

Hackers got further personal details of a more modest gathering — around 310 individuals – including complete names, dates of birth and zip codes, as indicated by Robinhood. Ten individuals had considerably more “extensive” information uncovered.

Robinhood doesn’t really accept that any of its clients’ assets were lost because of the break.

“Based on our investigation, the attack has been contained and we believe that no Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, or debit card numbers were exposed and that there has been no financial loss to any customers as a result of the incident,” Robinhood said in its news release.

Robinhood is contacting impacted clients. An investigation is progressing.

The hackers, according to Robinhood, had “socially engineered a customer support employee by phone and obtained access to certain customer support systems.” They then demanded an “extortion payment,” the company says.

Robinhood has encouraged clients with worries to visit its online help center.

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