What information we have so far?
On October 27, unusual transactions of around USD 2.6 million had been noticed at the Bank Islami. As a response, all international transactions were halted, and the State Bank was notified for such an incident. According to the global cybersecurity firm named Group-IB has confirmed that a group of cybercriminals cashed money.
Group-IB Report on Pakistani Banks Data Breach
The report released by the IB on Banks information breach discloses the creation of a dump on Jokerstash with the subject "PAKISTANWORLD-EU-MIX-01". It offered approximate 10,476 records on sale. Further, around 8,000 cards provided in the dumped have belonged to 9 leading Pakistani banks. The price of each was kept approximately $100-$135 per card.
Which banks are affected?
The Threat Intelligence report of PakCERT revealed that the detail of approximately 19,864 debit cards had been stolen. These cards belong to almost all banks operating in Pakistan. Shockingly, to date two rounds of debits cards selling in the dumb market have been accomplished successfully. Save your money by consulting your banks. Here are the lists:
What to do?
The news of bank data breach has triggered a wave of shock and concerns among the people. To date, around 100 cases have been reported by the victims. The director FIA (retd) Capt Mohammad Shoaib confirmed that data has been stolen and exploited in different countries. However, the banks are hesitant to acknowledge the truth.