More than 79 banks have been breached according to “grey-hat” hacker Reckz0r on Twitter.
Following a data release on Tuesday, the hacker claimed on Twitter to have illegally accessed the networks of almost eighty large banks and he said he has more than 50 gigabytes of U.S. and foreign bank data in his hands.
The hacker also claimed that this release is only a fraction of the total amount, the redacted details of which were posted to the Pastebin website.
Credit card details do not appear in this release, though a Pastebin post explains that Reckz0r is censoring pertinent credit card information such as the credit card number and expiration date.
All the banks where the information was taken from have not been named, with the exclusion of Chase, who was named in a tweet. Reckz0r has claimed that other high profile banks were part of the bunch though.
It is not yet clear whether this relates to a breach earlier this year at Global Payments, a credit card processor who handles Visa and MasterCard. No more than 1.5 million accounts were affected, the company said last week. It is not yet clear whether this relates to the Global Payments breach or not.
We will keep you up-to-date as more details are uncovered.