29 lakh debit cards subjected to malware attack in 2016: Govt to LS

New Delhi: A complete of 29 lakh debt playing cards have been subjected to malware assault final yr by ATMs that have been related with the change of Hitachi, the federal government mentioned at this time.

As reported by business banks, 2.9 million playing cards have been used at ATMs that have been related to change of Hitachi, which was subjected to malware assault, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar mentioned in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Nevertheless, he mentioned the profitable makes an attempt of misuse of compromised playing cards as reported to the RBI by banks was solely three,291. "RBI has knowledgeable that Hitachi Cost Providers (HPS) appointed SISA Infosec for PCI forensic investigation.

The ultimate report urged that the ATM infrastructure of HPS was breached and the information between Might 21 and July 11, 2016 have been compromised, however not the POS (level of sale) infrastructure," he mentioned.

In response to the minister, the Nationwide Cost Company of India (NPCI) has mentioned no unbiased investigation was carried out by it. He additional mentioned the RBI suggested banks to enhance and keep buyer consciousness and schooling with regard to cyber safety dangers.

"Banks were also asked to educate the customers on the downside risk of sharing their login credentials or passwords etc to any third-party vendor and the consequences thereof," he added.

RBI has arrange a Cyber Safety and IT Examination (CSITE) Cell inside its Division of Banking Supervision in 2015, he mentioned, including that the financial institution issued a complete round on June 2, 2016 protecting finest practices pertaining to varied features of cyber safety.

In one other reply, Gangwar mentioned whole pressured property (gross non-performing property and restructured normal advances) of scheduled business banks have been Rs 9.64 lakh crore as on December 31, 2016.