UniCredit SpA laid to rest concerns over whether a hacker had accessed or compromised confidential client data held in a cloud-based directory following an investigation, Reuters reported Aug. 2, citing an internal staff memo.
The lender's investigation, which was prompted by its name appearing in a list of directories held on Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud service and allegedly accessed by a hacker who targeted Capital One Financial Corp., did not find evidence of a breach, the report said.
A source told the newswire that UniCredit does not store any customer data on Amazon's cloud servers.
Capital One said July 29 that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested an individual over allegedly accessing confidential personal details of about 100 million current and potential customers in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada.
The company is now facing a class-action suit over the theft of its client data. U.S. authorities are investigating whether the hacker, who is in the FBI's custody, managed to hack other targets.
Early on Aug. 1, the New York State Department of Financial Services said UniCredit had informed it of a possible loss of data related to the hack, according to Reuters.