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Most major Pakistani banks hacked, customer data stolen

“In a shocking disclosure, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) revealed on Tuesday that customers’ data from almost all major Pakistani banks was stolen in a recent security breach. ‘Data of almost all Pakistani banks has been hacked. According to the reports gathered by FIA, most of the banks have been affected,’ Captain (retired) Mohammad Shoaib, chief of FIA’s cyber-crime wing told media. The cyber-crime chief did not disclose when the security breach had exactly occurred but confirmed that hundreds of cases of cyber-attack have been registered with the FIA and are under investigation. The banks have not shared the details with the FIA authorities but the investigations carried out by the FIA confirmed the incidents of data hacking of almost all banks. At least six Pakistani banks have suspended usage of their debit cards outside the country and blocked all international transactions on their cards.”

Source: Most major Pakistani banks hacked, customer data stolen – Times of India

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