Report holds Hitachi responsible for debit card data theft

It looks like I missed a breach report in October involving Hitachi Payment Systems, who initially denied any breach of their system.

But now Nupur Anand reports that an interim forensics report has found that there was, in fact, a compromise involving malware:

…. The breach is said to have occurred because there was malware in Hitachi’s systems for six weeks that ran and operated YES Bank’s ATMs.

As a result, 90 of YES Bank ATMs were affected and data of the cards used at these ATMs was stolen.

As a result, fraudulent transactions were carried out on 641 customers of 19 banks, leading to a fraud of Rs 1.3 crore. In certain cases, the cards were fraudulently used in China and the US.

Among the affected banks were ICICI Bank, SBI, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and YES Bank.

Read more on Business Standard.

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