Robinhood breach leaks information of 7 million people

Robinhood announced that it’s popular app has suffered a breach, exposing millions of email addresses, names and more.

In a statement released on Monday, Robinhood said it discovered the incident on the evening of November 3, explaining that an “unauthorized third party” managed to obtain personal information of their customers. 

The company was quick to say that no Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, or debit card numbers were exposed. 

But they admitted that about 7 million people had some amount of information leaked in the attack. The customers affected have been emailed. 

“The unauthorized party socially engineered a customer support employee by phone and obtained access to certain customer support systems. At this time, we understand that the unauthorized party obtained a list of email addresses for approximately five million people, and full names for a different group of approximately two million people,” the company said. 

“We also believe that for a more limited number of people — approximately 310 in total — additional personal information, including name, date of birth, and zip code, was exposed, with a subset of approximately 10 customers having more extensive account details revealed. We are in the process of making appropriate disclosures to affected people.”

Robinhood said the cybercriminal

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