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400,000 Italian Bank Customers Exposed in Breaches

Network intrusion

UniBank, Italy’s largest bank, said the data of more than 400,000 customers was accessed twice during the last ten months, Reuters reported.

Personal and banking details may have been accessed, but passwords were not, according to a bank statement. The bank’s IT group head Daniele Tonella told Reuters the information taken couldn’t be used to carry out financial transactions.

The incidents happened in September and October 2016, and again in June and July. UniBank blamed the data breaches on an unspecified “third-party provider,” Financial Times reported. The breaches, however, were discovered by its own IT director.

sector

Financial Services

reported

July 26, 2017

reported by

Reuters

number affected

400,000

location of breach

Italy

perpetrators

Unknown

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

September 2016

date breach detected

July 24, 2017