Santander Bank Customers Hit by Ticketmaster Hacker

Hacker group that claimed responsibility for breaching TicketMaster’s systems last month has claimed it stole data from 30 million Santander customers

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

June 3, 2024

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The sign outside Santander Bank with the name of the bank on it.
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The same company that claimed to hack the data of 560 million Ticketmaster customers is now reportedly claiming responsibility for a hack impacting up to 30 million Santander Bank customers.

Santander Bank announced on May 14 it was the victim of an attack when it discovered unauthorized access to its database, which the bank said is hosted by a third-party provider. 

“We immediately implemented measures to contain the incident, including blocking compromised access to the database and establishing additional fraud prevention controls to protect affected customers,” the statement read. 

Now, ShinyHunters, the same hacker group that claimed responsibility for breaching TicketMaster’s systems last month, has claimed it stole data from more than 30 million Santander customers and is selling it for $2 million. 

Santander confirmed information from customers of Santander Chile, Spain and Uruguay, as well as all current and some former Santander employees of the group were accessed. Customer data in all other company markets and businesses were not expected to be affected.

Santander said the database does not include any transactional data or credentials that would allow transactions to take place on accounts, including online details and passwords. 

Related:Ticketmaster Cyberattack Confirmed by Live Nation

Ticketmaster last week was the victim of a cyberattack compromising the personal information of 560 million customers after hackers accessed 1.3 terabytes of data including emails, phone numbers, addresses and credit card data.

ShinyHunters also claimed responsibility for that breach and said it is selling that stolen data on BreachForms for $500,000. 

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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