A gaggle of hackers bagged severe money by siphoning over Rs. 5.8 million from an ATM at a Nationwide Financial institution of Pakistan (NBP) department in Pindi Bhattian in Punjab’s Hafizabad district.
As per particulars, the hackers utilized a tool to hack into the ATM tray that contained banknotes of Rs. 5000 denomination and took the entire tray with them.
Talking on the incident, the financial institution supervisor has reportedly acknowledged that safety guards rushed to the ATM sales space as quickly because the alert was despatched from the ATM to the financial institution’s head workplace when it was hacked.
Nonetheless, the cybercriminals managed to flee earlier than the guards might attain the ATM.
The supervisor added that the ATM has now been sealed and a case has been launched in opposition to the yet-to-be recognized perpetrators for hacking into the ATM and working away with Rs. 5.8 million in money.
Credible sources have disclosed that the police have referred the case to the Cybercrime Wing (CCW) of the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) for additional investigation. The CCW groups are conducting raids within the metropolis to arrest the culprits as quickly as potential.
This isn’t the primary time the Nationwide Financial institution of Pakistan has been subjected to a cyberattack in current instances.
Final month, the financial institution’s pc system was focused by hackers in a severe assault that disrupted the disbursement of salaries and pensions to thousands and thousands of present and former authorities workers.
The financial institution’s IT staff labored arduous over the course of a number of days to fully restore its banking providers within the aftermath of that assault.