Almost All Banks of Pakistan Hacked in Cyber Attack

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Almost all Pakistani bank accounts hacked in the recent cyber attack in Pakistan said FIA.

The cyber-attack revelation was made by the Federal Investigation Agency after receiving several complaints from individuals, the agency soon after the complaints registered cases and started to investigate the matter.

FIA investigation reached the point of culmination that most almost all of the Pakistani bank’s data has been compromised by the hacker based outside of the country.

In a statement to Geo News, FIA cybercrime director Muhammad Shoaib said;

 “According to a recent report we have received, data from almost all Pakistani banks has been reportedly hacked,”

This recent cyber attack in Pakistan has made a big question mark on the security system of Pakistan’s financial institutions.

According to the security experts, the hackers operating from outside of the country had stolen over 19000 debits cards from 22 banks, making it the biggest cyber attack on Pakistan banking system.

So far the cyber expert was unable to track the exact time of the security breach.

Several commercial banks that have been affected by the security breach have told the State Bank of Pakistan about shutting down their international payment system as a precautionary action.

The Banks under the Cyber Attack;

According to the statistic of PakCert (Pakistan Computer Emergency Response Team) report a total of 19,864 debits cards from 22 banks are being sold in the dumps through the Darknet.

The majority of cards beings sold belongs to the Habib Banks Limited – 6170 cards – making it the 41.6% of total stolen cards. Here are the graphs of 22 banks whose data has been compromised in the cyber attack;

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Credits: Surkhi.Pk                                                                                                                              Source: PAKcert

The cyber attack in Pakistan first came under the highlight when several customers of the Bank Islami complaint of an unusual activity that their payments cards are being used in the different international countries on 27 October.

Apart from Bank Islami, no other bank has publicly reported about the money stolen from their accounts, so it is unclear which customers are at risk.

See More: Bank Islami Comes Under Biggest Cyber Attack of Pakistan’s History


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