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Hackers Breach 400,000 UniCredit Bank Accounts for Data

  • Bank said to have discovered breaches from 2016 only this week
  • Attack comes after 80 Ukrainian lenders compromised in June
Data cables connect to a computer server unit inside a communications room at an office in London, U.K., on Monday, May 15, 2017. Governments and companies around the world began to gain the upper hand against the first wave of an unrivaled global cyberattack, even as the assault was poised to continue claiming victims this week.
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UniCredit SpA, Italy’s No. 1 bank, said hackers took biographical and loan data from 400,000 client accounts in one of the biggest breaches of European banking security this year.

The attack occurred in September and October of 2016 and June and July of this year, according to an emailed statement from the bank on Wednesday. UniCredit only discovered the breaches this week, two people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified discussing a possible criminal matter.