Russia’s regulator seeks information from Otkritie bank on alleged data breach
MOSCOW, August 5 (RAPSI) – Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media regulator, said on Monday that it has sent a request to Otkritie bank regarding the alleged data breach where personal data of 70,000 customers of Binbank were leaked.
Roskomnadzor asked Otkritie bank to inform the watchdog about the reasons that led to the distribution of personal data of the bank’s customers (name, passport details, phone number and address of the clients), the persons who allowed that and current measures to eliminate the consequences.
Earlier, the media announced the discovery of the database which include personal data of 70,000 Binbank customers who had submitted applications for Elixir credit cards before. According to the watchdog’s statement, an untimely warning about database breach jeopardizes the security of personal data of citizens.
Otkritie Bank was founded in December 1992. It is one of Russia’s top major banks and is a systemically important institution. Otkritie Bank has 364 offices, located in 55 constituent entities of Russia, according to the financial organization’s website.