Just a week ago, Pakistan’s banking system witnessed one of the biggest cybercrime in the history of Pakistan when Bank Islami customers reported about the data breach. Following the incident, the State bank of Pakistan issued a notification asking banks to comply with certain preventative measures to prevent any such incident in the future. Moreover, 6 Pakistani banks also suspended international transaction and online shopping on their credit cards.
As per the recent revelation made by the cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), after it received several complaints from several individuals.; FIA has revealed that accounts of different individuals in Islamabad have been compromised with the amounts withdrawn.
On the account of the data breach, we will guide you to ensure for your credit/debit card.
- Update Your Contact Information
Update your correct and contact information like mobile number, address, and email id etc. regularly with the bank. It will enable the bank to notify you in case of suspicious transactions.
- Check Your Account Details
Keep checking your account details i.e balance and transaction history, so that you must aware of any suspicious activity that you cannot distinguished.
- Keep Changing Your Banking Codes/Passwords
As per the State Bank’s instructions, users should change your online banking passwords, pin codes and card codes every month or at least every two months.
- Keep the International Online Use of Your Card Limited
Make sure that the international use of your card is limited and you only use it in case of an emergency. If you have to do an international transaction, remove the restriction temporarily and apply it again after doing the international transaction.
- Keep an Eye on Suspicious Activity Immediately
If you come across any suspicious activity regarding your card like an SMS, transaction notification, purchase, report it immediately to your bank, so that they can block your card at once.