Italian bank UniCredit admits data breaches affecting 400,000 customers

Luke Irwin reports:

UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank, has admitted that it suffered two data breaches in the past year, affecting 400,000 customers in total.

In a statement, the bank confirmed that no passwords were stolen in the attacks, which occurred between September and October of 2016 and then June and July this year. UniCredit did concede that personal details and international bank account numbers (IBANs) could have been accessed, but according to the CEO of UnicCredit Business Integrated Solutions, Daniele Tonella, who was speaking to Bloomberg, none of the breached data can be used to carry out financial transactions.UniCredit has tweeted a telephone number for customers to find out whether their accounts have been affected.

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