Islamabad, Nov 6 : ‘Almost all’ Pakistani banks hacked in a massive security breach, the head of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing has revealed.
‘Data of over 8,000 account holders has been stolen. The disclosure comes days after around 10 banks blocked all international transactions on their cards, as concerns about a breach of credit and debit card data spread in the banking circles.
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has been informed by several commercial banks that they have blocked international payments on debit and credit cards as a precautionary measure after cyber attacks on their clients’ accounts, the Dawn quoted.
“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.
The official said data from “most of the banks” operating in the country had been compromised.