Pakistani banks' payment card data snagged in cyberattack

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Customer card data from nearly all of Pakistan’s major banks has been stolen in a cyberattack, according to a Federal Investigation Agency official in Pakistan.

The attack comes on the heels of another incident last week in which at least 2.6 million rupees ($39,000 U.S.) were stolen from Bank Islami accounts.

FIA director Mohammad Shoaib spoke to Pakistani media outlets Tuesday about the breach, after the cybersecurity firm Group-IB warned that a dump of Pakistani credit and debit card details had been appearing on the dark Web, according to a report in Geo News.

Six banks have suspended the use of their debit cards outside of Pakistan, the report said.

“More than 100 cases have been registered with the FIA


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