UniCredit bank breach was just registered. The institution just announced that it has suffered two security breaches in less than a year. The financial company has been breached in Italy due to unauthorized access. The breach was possible via an Italian third party provider and has been related to Italian customer data of personal loans.
As announced by UniCredit, the first breach occurred in September and October last year. The second breach was identified in June and July this year.
UniCredit Bank Breach: Data of 400,000 Customers in Italy Affected
Apparently, data of some 400,000 customers in Italy has been compromised during the mentioned periods. No data, such as passwords allowing access to customer accounts or allowing for unauthorised transactions, has been affected, whilst some other personal data and IBAN numbers might have been accessed, the company’s statement reveals.
UniCredit has already initiated an audit and has informed the authorities. A claim with the Milan Prosecutor’s office is also going to be filed. “Remedial action” has been implemented to counter the breach.
Customers are encouraged to contact UniCredit’s toll-free number 800 323285 for further information. Affected customers should be contacted by the bank via specific channels which exclude email or phone.
As for the affected data, it most likely includes personal data and IBAN numbers. Passwords used to access customer accounts shouldn’t be compromised meaning that unauthorized transactions shouldn’t have happened.