After reports surfaced that personal information of nearly 6 lakh customers of HDFC Bank was allegedly leaked on the Dark Web, the private sector bank vehemently denied that there was any data breach.
HDFC Bank spokesperson told the media, “We wish to state that there is no data leak at HDFC Bank and our systems have not been breached or accessed in any unauthorised manner. We remain confident in our systems. However, we treat the matter of our customers’ data security with utmost seriousness and we continue to monitor bank systems and the ecosystem to ensure the highest standards of data security and safety.”
A user on a famous Underground Hacker Forum had posted the 7.5 GB of HDFC Bank data for download, no payment is required for the downloading of data. The data allegedly includes full names, email addresses, physical addresses, and sensitive financial data, according to the user.
The alleged leaks contained the data from May last year and most recent ones of February this year, the user claimed.
HDFC Bank Cares tweeted, “There is no data leak at HDFC Bank and our systems have not been breached or accessed in any unauthorised manner”.
“We remain confident in our systems. However we treat the matter of our customers’ data security with utmost seriousness and we continue to,” bank added.
Several Twitter users on March 6 posted about facing outages, failed transfers and even scam messages on the official HDFC Bank mobile app.
HDFC Bank is an Indian financial services company. It’s one of India’s largest private-sector banks by assets. It’s the third-largest company by market capitalization in India. It has over 150,000 employees in the country.