GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

Data Breach Hits 10,000 Punjab National Bank Credit, Debit Card Customers: Report

PNB's Chief Information Security Officer T.D. Virwani has confirmed it was working with the government to contain the fallout from the release of the data. The data available for sale includes names, expiry dates, Personal Identification Numbers and Card Verification Values.

IANS

Updated:February 23, 2018, 10:44 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Data Breach Hits 10,000 Punjab National Bank Credit, Debit Card Customers: Report
File Photo: Ibnlive
Loading...
New Delhi: Some 10,000 credit or debit card holders have been affected by a data breach reported by Punjab National Bank (PNB), which is already reeling under a multi-crore rupee financial fraud by two fugitive luxury jewellers.

According to an Asia Times report, security experts believe that the sensitive details of customers of the state-run bank were offered for sale through a website for at least three months.

The Hong Kong-based English language news reported that the bank was tipped off on Wednesday night about the data breach by CloudSek Information Security, a company registered in Singapore that also has its office in Bengaluru. The firm monitors data transactions.

"We have a crawler that is deployed in the dark/deep web. These are sites on the Internet which are not indexed by Google or other major search engines. They are used to buy and sell sensitive data illegally," chief technical officer Rahul Sasi was quoted as saying by the news site.

"Our crawler detects any such data and sends it to a Machine Learning software that we have created. If this detects anything that is suspicious, and of interest to our clients, we immediately take action."

PNB's Chief Information Security Officer T.D. Virwani has confirmed it was working with the government to contain the fallout from the release of the data. The data available for sale includes names, expiry dates, Personal Identification Numbers and Card Verification Values.

Sasi said two sets of data were released: some with CVV numbers and some without. The last date stamp on the data is January 29, 2018, indicating that the details are still current for thousands of card customers.

Also Watch

Read full article
Loading...
Most Active
Company Price Change %Gain
Axis Bank 635.75 +11.35 +1.82
Reliance 1,247.20 +12.30 +1.00
Tata Steel 582.15 -17.25 -2.88
Infosys 1,383.95 -0.30 -0.02
Tech Mahindra 709.40 +21.45 +3.12
Company Price Change %Gain
Ramco Cements 678.55 -2.30 -0.34
Reliance 1,246.50 +11.60 +0.94
Westlife Dev 398.95 +6.50 +1.66
Tech Mahindra 707.30 +21.40 +3.12
Tata Steel 582.25 -17.15 -2.86
Top Gainers
Company Price Change %Gain
UPL 646.20 +27.30 +4.41
Tech Mahindra 709.40 +21.45 +3.12
Coal India 291.40 +7.35 +2.59
Grasim 1,065.40 +25.55 +2.46
Lupin 888.60 +19.35 +2.23
Company Price Change %Gain
Coal India 291.55 +7.35 +2.59
Axis Bank 636.20 +12.00 +1.92
NTPC 161.20 +2.70 +1.70
Sun Pharma 635.25 +10.55 +1.69
Wipro 288.50 +4.20 +1.48
Top Losers
Company Price Change %Gain
Tata Steel 582.15 -17.25 -2.88
BPCL 368.75 -7.20 -1.92
HUL 1,752.50 -24.50 -1.38
Vedanta 218.85 -3.00 -1.35
M&M 957.80 -11.75 -1.21
Company Price Change %Gain
Tata Steel 582.25 -17.15 -2.86
HUL 1,752.40 -23.00 -1.30
Vedanta 219.20 -2.60 -1.17
M&M 957.55 -10.85 -1.12
Yes Bank 391.00 -2.85 -0.72
Loading...
Loading...