UAE banks replace credit cards after security scare

Joseph George reports

Several credit cards are being replaced across the UAE by some banks following a possible security beach involving online hackers.

‘Emirates24|7’ has learnt of at least two banks that have issued warnings to their customers and blocked their cards in order to issue replacement cards.


[…]Last month, local media had reported about 12 UAE banks being hit by a Trojan virus – Infostealer.Dyre.

The virus mainly gets into machines that operate Windows and installs malware to steal banking information.

It is not known whether the latest breach is related to last month’s virus reports.


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