Srinagar: Federal Investigation Agency Pakistan has said that international hackers were behind the data breach of all major banks in the country, Dawn reported.
According to the report banks were asked through the State Bank Punjab to protect their data and money of their clients.
“But the State Bank categorically denied such reports and claimed that no such information or evidence had been provided to it,” Dawn reported.
Chairman of the Senate standing committee on interior Rehman Malik has sought a comprehensive report on the matter within 10 days.
FIA’s Cyber Crime Director retired Capt Shoaib told Dawn that complaints regarding online stealing of money from the bank accounts had increased over the past few weeks. He said, “It is the responsibility of the banks to protect the money of their clients.”
He said the data of all main banks of the country had been hacked by ‘international’ hackers and the management of the banks through the SBP had been asked to protect their data and money of their clients.
Only last week, he added, a resident of Islamabad was deprived of Rs2.7million by the hackers and due to FIA’s intervention, that bank paid back the money to the victim.