It is suspected that viruses were sneaked into ATMs and around 32 Lakh ATM-debit cards of customers are alleged to have been affected.
Yes, you read it correctly. And, this news is confirmed.
These debit cards are noted to have been used in ATMs that are speculated to have exposed the card, and PIN details to malware at the back-end.Let’s understand more about it.
The worst affected banks
Banks including State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and Yes Bank are the victim of this hardest breach.
Origin of the hacking.
The malware was reportedly introduced in the system of Hitachi Payment Services. The malware enabled fraudsters to steal information allowing them to steal funds.
Your money is being transferred to China
Banks have received multiple complaints about cards being used in China at various ATM machines and point of sale terminals.
Users asked to change PINs.
While the banks involved are taking measures to block affected cards and replace them, it is advised to all the customers to change their PINs.