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Pakistan's central bank denies mass data breach after official says 'almost all' banks hit


KARACHI/(Reuters) - Pakistan's central on Tuesday denied that there had been mass data breaches in its system, hours after a told local television "almost all" banks had been hit.

The State of (SBP) said the IT system of a single bank, which it did not name, had been "compromised" on Oct. 27 and it had already instructed all banks to increase their scrutiny.

"It has been noted with concern items reporting that the data of most banks has been hacked. SBP categorically rejects such reports," a statement from the central said.

Earlier, the of the told two television stations that "almost all" banks had been hit by hacking and a "large amount of money" had been stolen, though he gave few details.

(Reporting by and Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 22:35 IST