According to the competent authority, bank card data was also compromised during the attack.
Revolut, a fintech company founded in 2015 and offering online banking services, has had a huge career in just a few years. Thanks to its discounted packages and ease of use, it now has more than 20 million customers and conducts around 250 million transactions per month. However, the reputation of the platform, which is operated based on a Lithuanian banking license, has now suffered a serious blow after a hacker or hackers broke into Revolut’s database, accessing sensitive data and bombarding customers with obscene messages.
A As reported by BleepingComputer the attack took place a week ago, on Sunday night, and the intruders got through the company’s defense lines by means of social engineering, that is, psychological manipulation, which is very popular these days. Based on the announcement sent to the portal, the tricky attackers gained access to the data of 50,150 customers, of which 20,687 came from the European Economic Area.
Revolut isolated the attackers within two hours and notified the Lithuanian data protection authorities about the incident. It is interesting that based on the announcement of an official body, in addition to names, addresses and e-mail addresses, the hackers were able to obtain “limited bank card data” and other account data, but Revolut wrote in a letter sent to one of the affected parties that the details relating to the cards, thus PIN codes and passwords were not leaked.
Some users also reported that the app showed them obscene messages, suggesting that attackers may have penetrated deep into Revolut’s system. The screenshots provided to BleepingComputer show what the messages are:
Revolut and Lithuanian Cyber Defense did not provide information on the technical details of the attack. At the same time, the fintech company stated that the customers’ money is safe, and users can continue to use their cards and accounts without intervention, as before.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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