Few months bank there have been reports of ATM security breach of private sector banks, tracking this many banks have come up with presumptive measures to ensure the safety of the customers.
Many banks have asked their customers to change their ATM Pins. Some banks have gone to an extent to block cards under threat.
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According to bankers, the breach effected in such a way that anyone using the said bank's ATMs in the region might stand to get affected, reports PTI.
As per reports, HDFC Bank reportedly asked the customers to change their PINs and has also been asking them not to use any other banks' ATMs as a precautionary measure.
After asking its customers who may be potentially hit, the largest lender State Bank of India has also started a process to block the cards of those who did not change the security code at its own cost, its spokesperson said to PTI.
Card network companies NPCI, MasterCard and Visa had informed various banks about a potential risk to some cards owing to a data breach. Accordingly, we have taken precautionary measures and have blocked cards of certain customers identified by the networks," SBI said in a statement this evening.
"We came to know about security breach and proactively recalled affected cards as we did not want our customers to be at any risk. There was no breach in our system. We are now issuing EMV-based debit cards which cannot be compromised," SBI deputy managing director and chief operating officer Manju Agarwal told PTI.
Customers are requested to be extra carefull when using bank ATM. Read to know ATM safety measures.