Russian Banks Leaked Personal Data From 900k Clients

Tanya Chepkova reports:

Clients from the top three Russian banks entrusted their data — including phone numbers, addresses, and IDs — to the financial institutions. Now, this sensitive information is publicly available.

Databases with sensitive personal information about the clients of the top Russian banks — including Alfa Bank, the country’s largest commercial bank — leaked onto the Internet at the end of May, according to local media outlet Kommersant.

While the information from the compromised databases was gathered several years ago, a significant part of it is still relevant and can be used by unscrupulous crooks. Cybersecurity experts believe that people from those databases may be targeted by spammers or fall victim to scams.

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