Here’s what we know…
Robinhood a popular stock investing app used primarily by millennials has just revealed that they have been hacked and it has exposed the personal details of millions of its customers.
According to Breitbart, Robinhood further went on to explain that while they were hacked, none of their customers lost any money.
Reports indicate that hackers created a socially engineered customer service representative and gained access to over five million email addresses. Additionally the hackers also made away with the full names of over two million customers.
“The unauthorized party socially engineered a customer support employee by phone and obtained access to certain customer support systems,” Robinhood said in a statement. “At this time, we understand that the unauthorized party obtained a list of email addresses for approximately five million people, and full names for a different group of approximately two million people.”
Robinhood further explained, “We also believe that for a more limited number of people—approximately 310 in total—additional personal information, including name, date of birth, and zip code, was exposed, with a subset of approximately 10 customers having more extensive account details revealed. We are in the process of making appropriate disclosures to affected people.”