PNB data breach: Sensitive bank details of 10,000 credit, debit card holders leaked online
PNB data breach in which 10,000 credit or debit card holders have been attacked by a data breach reported by Punjab National Bank which is already rolling under a multi-crore rupee monetary scam by Nirav Modi.
its look like another tragedy appears to have hit the bank. Under PNB data breach Details of around 10,000 debit and credit cards have been compromised owing to a major security breach that has crashed the company.
what is even more unexpected in PNB data breach is the truth that these personal details of users have been up for sale on a website on the dark web for almost past three months.
According to an Asia Times report, PNB was totally unaware of the breach till a Singapore-based company CloudSek Information Security tipped the bank on Wednesday night.
While Government officials involved in the investigation continue to assess the consequence of the leak, they have verified to the publication that sensitive data of 10,000 card holders are already up on sale.
Rahul Sasi, the chief technical officer at CloudSek spoke to Asia Times informed them that the leak has appeared in two factions: one that involves names, expiry dates, and Personal Identification Numbers, on the other hand, it includes CVV numbers.
“We have a crawler that, in the dark/deep web. These are sites on the internet which are not indexed by Google or other major search engines.
They are used to buy and sell sensible data illegally. Our crawler detects any such data and sends it to a Machine Learning software that we have created. If this detects anything that is suspicious, and of interest to our clients, we immediately take action.”
The company declares that the data has been on sale for $4.90 per card (Roughly Rs 320) on the deep/dark web
This unusual site on the dark web has a very solid reliability.
In the report, the cybersecurity company declares that they failed to set up direct communication with the bank and had to go through a government agency to send the news about the PNB data breach.
There are no details about the source of the leak. Government agencies have been warned and are working to estimate the magnitude of the PNB data breach.