As per details, the hackers deprived the school teacher, Rafique Nadeem belonging to Jhang district of Punjab, of more than Rs400,000.
Speaking to media, he said the hackers called him from the helpline of a bank and sought his pin code. The callers had complete details of his account which was why he was compelled to share with them his password, he added.
He said the hackers withdrew Rs4,20, 000 from his account and complained that officials of a relevant of the bank were not cooperating with him in this regard.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing a day earlier revealed that customers’ data from almost all major Pakistani banks had been stolen in a recent security breach.
“Almost all [Pakistani] banks’ data has been breached. According to the reports that we have, most of the banks have been affected,” a top FIA official said.
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), rejecting media reports that the data of most banks have been hacked, said no evidence of banks data being hacked had come on record.
“There is no evidence to this effect nor has this information been provided to the SBP by any bank or law enforcement agency,” it said in a statement.
“We would like to emphasize that except for the incident of October 27, 2018, in which reportedly the IT security of one bank was compromised, no breach has been reported,” the central bank added.
The state bank said it had already instructed all banks to take steps to identify and counter any cyber threat to their systems in coordination with international payment schemes. Representatives of payment schemes had also assured that all steps were being taken to help banks in identifying any cyber threat on card systems and had offered additional controls to them, it said.
The reports about the presence of the stolen bank data on the dark web and its sale created a wave of anxiety among the customers of the banks.
There were reports about the sale of thousands of hacked credit and debit cards of Pakistani banks on the dark web. According to a cybersecurity company the cards were sold at the price of 100 to 160 US dollars.
According to reports the data of overall 19,864 cards of Pakistani banks, was stolen by the cyber thieves.