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 told Geo News on Tuesday.
When pressed to clarify, the official said data from “most of the banks” operating in the country had been compromised.
Speaking to DawnNewsTV, Shoaib said hackers based outside Pakistan had breached the security systems of several local banks. “The hackers have stolen large amounts of money from people’s accounts,” he added.