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Cyber attack: SBI to re-issue 6 lakh debit cards; Axis admits breach

Three financial institutions, including the BSE, have faced cyber attacks in the past three months

Nupur Anand  |  Mumbai 

Cyber attacks mount on banks, bourses

Three financial institutions, including the BSE, have faced cyber attacks in the last three months. Several have faced an increase in some form of cyber attack or security breach in recent times.

recently informed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that it had experienced a cyber attack, while the State Bank of India said it was re-issuing over 600,000 debit cards because of a potential security breach.


In some of these, a virus or blocks the system, which can be accessed only after a ransom is paid.

“Software viruses were found in three personal computers at the in August, which were identified, separated and quarantined immediately,” said the exchange.

“The viruses did not have any impact on the working of the or any of its departments. The viruses have also not been found to have affected other PCs. The incident was reported to regulatory agencies as part of routine compliance reporting,” the exchange added.  

Sources said similar attacks had occurred at the National Payments Corporation and HDFC Bank. However, and said that they had not experienced any specific ransom threat.

has hired EY to investigate the cyber attack that it had experienced.  

There have also been reports that ATM card details of several account holders may have been compromised. Several have asked their customers to change their card security details and to stick to their own ATM networks.

A survey on fraud in the financial sector by Assocham and PwC found these caused $20 billion (Rs 1.26 lakh crore) in direct losses annually. The has said the number, frequency and impact of cyber attacks have increased manifold in the past few months. However, experts said in none of these cases has any financial loss been reported.

“The level of preparedness for in India is very basic. Companies need to improve their response and detection capabilities,” said a cyber security consultant. The has asked to increase focus on cyber security and is checking their preparedness to handle cyber fraud.

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Cyber attack: SBI to re-issue 6 lakh debit cards; Axis admits breach

Three financial institutions, including the BSE, have faced cyber attacks in the past three months

Three financial institutions, including the BSE, have faced cyber attacks in the past three months
Three financial institutions, including the BSE, have faced cyber attacks in the last three months. Several have faced an increase in some form of cyber attack or security breach in recent times.

recently informed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that it had experienced a cyber attack, while the State Bank of India said it was re-issuing over 600,000 debit cards because of a potential security breach.

In some of these, a virus or blocks the system, which can be accessed only after a ransom is paid.

“Software viruses were found in three personal computers at the in August, which were identified, separated and quarantined immediately,” said the exchange.

“The viruses did not have any impact on the working of the or any of its departments. The viruses have also not been found to have affected other PCs. The incident was reported to regulatory agencies as part of routine compliance reporting,” the exchange added.  

Sources said similar attacks had occurred at the National Payments Corporation and HDFC Bank. However, and said that they had not experienced any specific ransom threat.

has hired EY to investigate the cyber attack that it had experienced.  

There have also been reports that ATM card details of several account holders may have been compromised. Several have asked their customers to change their card security details and to stick to their own ATM networks.

A survey on fraud in the financial sector by Assocham and PwC found these caused $20 billion (Rs 1.26 lakh crore) in direct losses annually. The has said the number, frequency and impact of cyber attacks have increased manifold in the past few months. However, experts said in none of these cases has any financial loss been reported.

“The level of preparedness for in India is very basic. Companies need to improve their response and detection capabilities,” said a cyber security consultant. The has asked to increase focus on cyber security and is checking their preparedness to handle cyber fraud.

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Cyber attack: SBI to re-issue 6 lakh debit cards; Axis admits breach

Three financial institutions, including the BSE, have faced cyber attacks in the past three months

Three financial institutions, including the BSE, have faced cyber attacks in the last three months. Several have faced an increase in some form of cyber attack or security breach in recent times.

recently informed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that it had experienced a cyber attack, while the State Bank of India said it was re-issuing over 600,000 debit cards because of a potential security breach.

In some of these, a virus or blocks the system, which can be accessed only after a ransom is paid.

“Software viruses were found in three personal computers at the in August, which were identified, separated and quarantined immediately,” said the exchange.

“The viruses did not have any impact on the working of the or any of its departments. The viruses have also not been found to have affected other PCs. The incident was reported to regulatory agencies as part of routine compliance reporting,” the exchange added.  

Sources said similar attacks had occurred at the National Payments Corporation and HDFC Bank. However, and said that they had not experienced any specific ransom threat.

has hired EY to investigate the cyber attack that it had experienced.  

There have also been reports that ATM card details of several account holders may have been compromised. Several have asked their customers to change their card security details and to stick to their own ATM networks.

A survey on fraud in the financial sector by Assocham and PwC found these caused $20 billion (Rs 1.26 lakh crore) in direct losses annually. The has said the number, frequency and impact of cyber attacks have increased manifold in the past few months. However, experts said in none of these cases has any financial loss been reported.

“The level of preparedness for in India is very basic. Companies need to improve their response and detection capabilities,” said a cyber security consultant. The has asked to increase focus on cyber security and is checking their preparedness to handle cyber fraud.

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