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'Almost all' Pakistani banks hacked in security breach: Reports

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 06 Nov 2018, 11:59:44 PM
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New Delhi:

Data from "almost all" Pakistani banks were stolen in a recent security breach, the head of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing said."

According to a recent report we have received, data from almost all Pakistani banks has been reportedly hacked," FIA Cybercrimes Director retired Capt Mohammad Shoaib told Geo News on Tuesday.

Shoaib told DawnNewsTV that hackers based outside Pakistan had breached the security systems of several local banks. "The hackers have stolen large amounts of money from people's accounts," he said.

Shoaib added that the agency has written to all banks, and a meeting of the banks' heads and security managements is being called. 

"Banks are the custodians of the money people have stored in them," Shoaib said. "They are also responsible if their security features are so weak that they result in pilferage."

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First Published : 06 Nov 2018, 09:06:20 PM

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