The company for financial services Robinhood Markets Inc. (Robinhood) informed about Data Security Incident.
Late in the evening of November 3, an unauthorized third party obtained access to a limited amount of personal information for a portion of Robinhood`s customers. The attack has been contained and no Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, or debit card numbers were exposed. The company believes that there has been no financial loss to any customers as a result of the incident.
“As a Safety First company, we owe it to our customers to be transparent and act with integrity. Following a diligent review, putting the entire Robinhood community on notice of this incident now is the right thing to do.”, said Robinhood Chief Security Officer Caleb Sima.
Meanwhile Robinhood Markets Inc. is in the process of making appropriate disclosures to affected people.
After the company contained the intrusion, the unauthorized party demanded an extortion payment. Robinhood promptly informed law enforcement and they are continuing to investigate the incident with the help of Mandiant, a leading outside security firm.