Cards of a particular gold series were cloned
IMAGINE getting a message from your bank about transactions of purchases made by someone using your debit cards situated on the other side of the globe. Around 100 customers of the government-owned
The SBI fears that this figure will increase as many complaints are still pending.
On Friday, the SBI lodged a complaint at the
"We received the first complaint in June when three customers holding gold debit cards starting with the series '511878' told us that someone fraudulently withdrew money using their card for shopping. The customers complained that transactions took place in
The public sector bank realised the gravity of the matter when a number of IAF officers and heads of various companies complained about fraud transactions.
"During an internal inquiry done by the SBI officials, it was found that a group of professional hackers were targeting customers holding same series of debit cards by cloning them. It was also noticed that these cards were valid in various countries, including
When SBI officials approached the
The case was registered on Wednesday evening following the complaint of the Commanding Officer of IAF's Provost and Security Unit, Wing Commander Tejveer Singh.
"It will be tough to investigate the matter as the offence was committed in
Due to territorial issue, it will be tough for us to investigate the matter. A case under Section 66 and 66D of the IT Act has been registered. It seems that hackers have mined information of SBI customers.
Such acts are not possible without the involvement of people within the organisation.
The SBI officials posted in
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