Several banks, including state-owned SBI, have recalled a number of cards while many others blocked the ones suspected to have been compromised and asked their customers to change PIN (personal identification number) before use.
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Any concerned consumer should review their account statements and activity.
As panic gripped millions of Indians over feared security breach that affected over 32 lakh cards, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the government had sought report on debit card misuse and said that the "idea is to contain damage".
HDFC Bank has asked customers to change their PINs and urged people not to use ATMS of any other banks, reported PTI.
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The problem appears to stem from the systems of third-party provider Hitachi Payment Services, which manages the ATM network of Yes Bank.
HDFC Bank said it had already taken action in the matter a few weeks back. He further added, "It's a security breach, but not in our banks' systems". National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has informed that 19 banks have complained regarding such transactions.
The SBI released a statement on the issue and mentioned, "SBI has taken precautionary measures and have blocked cards of certain customers identified by the networks. existing card holders are not at any risk and can continue to use their cards".
When asked about alleged lapses on its ATM network, an Yes Bank spokesperson said, "Proactively undertaken a comprehensive audit of ATMs, and there is no evidence of a breach or compromise on ATMs". "We have received complaints from banks about debit cards being used in China which aroused suspicion", NPCI Managing Director AP Hota told Economic Times.
Some 640 customers of 19 banks were found to have been directly affected, and about 13 million rupees (US$194,800) were defrauded. "Customers who used that bank's ATM stand to get potentially affected", said another public sector banker. Well, to begin with, you can change the debit card PIN since it is still suspected that the compromise is happening at the ATM's. The engineer from the security firm noted that an offshore hacker had made an unauthorized access to Axis bank's servers.