Robinhood is an online stock cryptocurrency. I confirm that hacking has occurred on their system. This hacking happen last week, along with the US regulator is consider whether the bank is allow to hold crypto assets. Hackers were able to access more than 5,000,000 customer emails and 2,000,000 customer names. Also, a smaller collection of data updates for specific customers was available Robinhood data breach.
Robinhood, a popular trading platform for traders, suffered a “data security event” that saw 5 million email addresses stolen from its records. A small database containing more personal data and two million names were also stolen from the database. Robinhood stated that its support staff was socially engineer and gave attackers access to its internal records.
Hacking Robinhood Hasn’t Try to Squeeze The Company
Robinhood broke the news yesterday by claiming that a hacker had done “social engineering.” A customer service representative was able to access a “certain customer care system” via the phone. The stolen information includes the full names and email addresses of 5 million people. As well as the identities of approximately 2 million others.
Robin Hood added, “We also believe, for a small number of people about 310 total–additional person information, including date of birth and name, was reveal and a subset about 10 customers disclosed broader accounts details,” without commenting.
Robinhood was able to overcome the intrusion, the Robinhood company is claiming a data breach. The hackers tried to blackmail Robinhood, but the company declined and instead contacted Mandiant security and police. Robinhood said that the hackers never had access to bank accounts or social security numbers.
Hack Data Breach Dejavu About The Ledger Scandal
Robinhood’s hackers remind us immediately of the Ledger data theft scandal. This was where millions of customers’ information was stolen via a series if breaches. Robinhood has however admitted to prior violations in this instance.
Additionally, all affected users will be notified by the company. Robinhood sent an email to warn users to look out for attacks phishing that try to hijack account access.
The company said: “If your account security is a concern, you can visit the Help Center >My Account and Login >Account Security.” Robinhood Messages is available to answer any questions. We will never include a link pointing to your account in a security alarm.
The perpetrator asks Robinhood for a “blackmail money” after they discover the violation. Robinhood stated that they have notified law enforcement authorities and are “continuing our investigation into this incident.”
He interest in the security breaches that allowed Robinhood’s customer support representatives to give access to their internal systems to hackers.