The internet has been flooded with news reports of a cyber attack on several banks in Pakistan. The fake news reports came after the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) suffered a cyber attack last week. However, the State Bank of Pakistan has rejected claims on Twitter.
“Some fake news regarding cybersecurity attack on banks is in circulation including remarks attributed to Chief Spokesman, Mr. Abid Qamar.” said the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Twitter. “According to these fake news, 9 banks have been affected by the attack and that money has been withdrawn and data stolen.”
“SBP rejects these news.” said SBP, adding that no other bank other than NBP has faced a cyber attack. “No financial loss or data breach has been observed so far.” added SBP. “SBP is monitoring the situation closely and it will share any update or information about the incident through its official channels.”
2/2 SBP rejects these news. No bank, other than NBP, has faced a cyberattack. Further, no financial loss or data breach has been observed so far. SBP is monitoring the situation closely and it will share any update or information about the incident through its official channels.— SBP (@StateBank_Pak) November 1, 2021
It bears mentioning that the cyber attack on the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) had disrupted services throughout the country. However, the banking institution has assured that several of their branching are now running normally and the rest will soon follow.