The operator owned by the MásMóvil Group has launched an email warning its subscribers that it has suffered a cyberattack. The email you are sending says the following:
«Hello, as you probably know, cyber attacks on companies to obtain private information from their customers are becoming more and more frequent. For this reason, we have important security measures in place to provide you with our services in the safest way possible, protecting our systems and your data.
Even so, we must contact you to inform you that we have experienced an incident, due to which third parties outside our organization may have accessed some of your personal data that we treat as a client at Yoigo.. »
The teleco does not provide more details or explain if it is only the name, surname and ID or cybercriminals may also have accessed sensitive data such as the Bank information. The letter ends by informing that they have reinforced security and that the processes when carrying out procedures can be more exhaustive from this moment on with the aim of preserving customer information. Unfortunately, Yoigo is one of the many service companies that suffers this type of incident and whose data ends up being sold on the Internet. deep web so that cybercriminals can commit all kinds of fraud. From identity theft of victims to other types of scams.
For this reason it is important to always exercise extreme caution and always check the charges on cards or bank accounts frequently to avoid scares. It is also important to ignore SMS and emails that ask for private credentials. The famous phishing (identity theft) is behind a large percentage of cyber-scams in Spain.