American Express began as a freight forwarding service provider in 1850. Today, the company is the largest global payment network, as stated on its site about me page offering credit cards, travel services, credit accounts, money transfer tools, and more.
The breach was an unauthorized access to a third-party merchant having business with AMEX and other payment providers. A great deal of AMEX customer data could have been shared by way of this breach. The potential information includes all of the following, according to Mediana.
It is unclear whether all this information is available for each of the individuals whose information was leaked or not.
A third-party AMEX merchant was breached, allowing sensitive data to be released on the dark web. It is unclear exactly how this breach occurred, but the breach allowed the leaking of hundreds of thousands of customer records.
This breach occurred on Tuesday, July 26, 2022
The breach impacts more than 1 million customers of the third-party merchant company, including American Express US Consumers, Mastercard holders, and Visa payment network users.
There is no specific number of American Express cardholders that were impacted by the breach, but a total of 1.2 million cardholders among all the networks involved are estimated to be impacted by this breach.