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Data breach: 73 SBI cardholders reported fraud withdrawals

SBI has informed that it has blocked about 6 lakh cards, MoS for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said

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A man counts money after withdrawing it from a State Bank of India ATM in Mumbai, India. Photo: Reuters

As many as 73 cardholders of the country's largest bank State Bank of India had reported fraudulent withdrawals aggregating Rs 39.18 lakh till November 4 following data breach that hit millions of debit/ATMs.

State Bank of India has informed that it has blocked about 6 lakh cards, Minister of State for Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

"has also informed that 73 cardholders have complained about claims aggregating to Rs 39.18 lakh up to November 4, 2016," he said.

The state-owned lender said however that its "systems" are robust and its debit cards are not at risk.

The Reserve Band had earlier said it came to its notice on September 8 that details of certain cards issued by some had been possibly compromised at ATMs linked to the ATM Switch of one of the service providers.

About 32.14 cards of public and private sector was breached. Following the data breach, 19 had recalled the compromised cards.

Replying to several related questions, Gangwar said that RBI has informed the matter was under investigation.

Independent investigation by a forensic auditor approved under Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) framework is under process.

RBI has been carrying out IT examination of banks from 2015.

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First Published: Tue, November 22 2016. 15:13 IST
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