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Cyberattack exposes Sixt user data

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Customers of Sixt in Spain they could have their data committed. Users of the German giant of rental of cars These days they have received a letter informing them that the company suffered a cyber attack that you have exposed some of your personal information. “Unfortunately, our analysis has shown that some data was copied by the attackers, including individual customer data,” the statement read.

On April 29, Sixt detected certain “computer irregularities” that forced it to restrict access to the company’s systems, which has more than 2,000 establishments in more than 110 countries. The authorities were informed, the attack was reported and an internal investigation was launched to clarify what happened.

In the letter sent to its customers, Sixt specifies that the personal data that has been left in the hands of cybercriminals is your name and surname, card number, postal and email address, as well as information related to the rental of vehiclesfrom the payment method to information on the official documents shared with the company, such as the DNI or the driver’s license.

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The cyberattack would not have exposed the password or credit card number of its users. However, that does not mean that they cannot be victims of other scams. And it is that the stolen data mentioned above can serve the criminals to impersonate Sixt or other companies to launch targeted attacks and mislead customers whose data has been exposed. This method is known as ‘phishing‘ and is one of the most common in Spain.

That is why Sixt has alerted its customers, asking them to be “attentive to any suspicious activity” that they may receive through their email or mobile phone and to avoid clicking on unknown links, which could open the door to their systems to computer viruses to carry out new attacks.

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