Sberbank customers hit the black market. The leak affected credit cardholders.

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The leakage could have occurred in late August. Experts who examined the data consider them to be genuine and call the leak the largest in the Russian banking sector. Sberbank promises to verify the database authenticity but argues that there is no threat to customers’ funds.

The sale announcement of a “current base of a large bank” appeared last weekend at a specialized forum blocked by Roskomnadzor. According to the seller, he sells data on more than 60 million credit cards. Ashot Hovhannisyan, the founder of DeviceLock, was the first to notice the announcement and attracted the attention of Kommersant. The seller offers potential buyers a trial piece of the database of 200 records. Kommersant studied it.

The fragment contains data of 200 people from different cities, which are serviced by the Ural Territorial Bank of Sberbank.

Vitaly Soldatsky, Veronika Goryacheva

Published October 3, 2019, on the Kommersant website