‘Almost all’ Pakistani banks hacked in security breach, says FIA cybercrime head

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In a shocking revelation, the head of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing has said data from “almost all” Pakistani banks was stolen in a recent security breach.

“According to a recent report we have received, data from almost all Pakistani banks has been reportedly hacked,” FIA Cybercrimes Director retired Capt Mohammad Shoaib.

As the local banking industry reels from reports of a potentially massive cyber security breach, the State Bank of Pakistan and the Federal Investigation Agency appeared to be in conflict with each other over the true scale of the attack.

The FIA’s cyber-crime chief set off alarm bells on Tuesday when he said that customers’ data from “almost all major Pakistani banks” was stolen in the security breach, after a recent report from Group-IB, a global cyber security firm, claimed that hackers had released a new dump of Pakistani credit and debit cards on dark web forums.

Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist jailed in the US, has written a letter to PM Imran Khan asking for help while pleading her innocence, Geo.tv reported on Tuesday