More than 10 thousand Robinhood accounts leaked to the darknet
Each hacked account is sold for 300 rubles
Robinhood promised to pay compensation if unauthorized access is proven
Accounts of American banks also leaked
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More than 10 thousand e-mail boxes associated with the popular Robinhood platform were put up for sale on the darknet
Data of more than ten thousand clients of the American service Robinhood were on sale on the darknet, writes Bloomberg. Eli Dominica, head of cyberthreat analyst Q6 Cyber, said that the amount of information leaked related to Robinhood is five times higher than the volume of other leaked brokerage companies..
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Robinhood emphasized that they are not the only brokerage company to face this type of attack..
“Cybercriminals often target financial services clients in an attempt to use information from the dark web,” said Robinhood.
It is reported that for one hacked Robinhood account, the attackers ask for $ 3.50 (~ 280 rubles). The company said there were no obvious signs of compromised systems. Nevertheless, the startup promised to pay full compensation to customers if the fact of unauthorized access is proven. At the end of March 2020, the company was already trying to resolve issues financially by “buying” the refusal of users dissatisfied with the service from lawsuits for $ 75.
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In addition to Robinhood, Bloomberg also found nearly 1,000 accounts of another brokerage company, TD Ameritrade. The company did not deny, but did not confirm the fact of the leak.
“Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics and we are trying very hard to stay one step ahead of them,” said Christine Goethe, spokeswoman for TD Ameritrade..
Dominitz believes that a typical hack might work like this: by hijacking the victim’s email address, the attacker asks for a new password for the account, and then intercepts the email sent in response, effectively blocking the account owner.
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This is not the first incident around a well-known fintech startup. Earlier, the editorial staff of BeInCrypto reported that Robinhood was at the center of a scandal due to an alleged major hacking of the site’s accounts. Then an anonymous source associated with the investigation inside Robinhood said that the scale of the hack reaches up to two thousand accounts. What exactly is the hack connected with remains unknown to this day.
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