All Santander employees and tens of millions of consumers have knowledge hacked | EUROtoday

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Hackers are trying to promote what they are saying is confidential data belonging to tens of millions of Santander employees and prospects.

They belong to the identical gang which this week claimed to have hacked Ticketmaster.

The financial institution – which employs 200,000 individuals worldwide, together with round 20,000 within the UK – has confirmed knowledge has been stolen.

Santander has apologised for what it says is “the concern this will understandably cause” including it’s “proactively contacting affected customers and employees directly.”

“Following an investigation, we have now confirmed that certain information relating to customers of Santander Chile, Spain and Uruguay, as well as all current and some former Santander employees of the group had been accessed,” it stated in a assertion posted earlier this month.

“No transactional data, nor any credentials that would allow transactions to take place on accounts are contained in the database, including online banking details and passwords.”

It stated its banking programs had been unaffected so prospects may proceed to “transact securely.”

In a put up on a hacking discussion board – first noticed by researchers at Dark Web Informer- the group calling themselves ShinyHunters posted an advert saying they’d knowledge together with

  • 30 million individuals’s checking account particulars
  • 6 million account numbers and balances
  • 28 million bank card numbers
  • HR data for employees

Santander has not commented on the accuracy of these claims.

ShinyHunters have beforehand bought knowledge confirmed to have been stolen from US telecoms agency AT&T.

The gang can also be promoting what it says is a large quantity of personal knowledge from Ticketmaster.

The Australian authorities says it’s working with Ticketmaster to handle the problem. The FBI has additionally supplied to help.

However, some consultants have stated ShinyHunters’ claims must be handled with warning.

They recommend the Ticketmaster sale may have been a publicity stunt to attract consideration to their new hacking discussion board that was not too long ago relaunched after a police takedown.