Recently, many such reports have come to the fore, in which the details of about 6 lakh customers of HDFC Bank have been said to be leaked. Know about this matter…
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cyber fraud Cases related to these days are increasing rapidly in India. People are cheated of money online or through SMS. Recently, some reports claimed that the data of lakhs of HDFC customers has been leaked on the Dark Web. According to Privacy Affairs, hackers had posted personal details of about 6 lakh people on Cybercriminal Forum.
It was also said in the report that the leaked details of customers include their name, email address, address, and other sensitive information. The hackers had also created Twitter accounts using the name of the bank, using which users’ complaints were responded to.
HDFC Bank dismisses claims of data breach
HDFC Bank has given its response to this report and has rejected the claims of data breach. The bank has written on its official Twitter handle, “There is no data leak in HDFC Bank. No one has accessed our system in an unauthorized manner. We believe in our system. We are serious about the data safety of the customers. For this, the bank follows the data safety and security standards.
Hi, we wish to state that there is no data leak at HDFC Bank and our systems have not been breached or accessed in any unauthorized manner. We remain confident of our systems. However we treat the matter of our customers data security with utmost seriousness and we continue to
— HDFC Bank Cares (@HDFCBank_Cares) Mar 7, 2023
Users are facing HDFC Bank Scam
Many users have complained about the phishing scam in the name of HDFC Bank. The bank has responded to the complaints related to this on Twitter. The bank has asked users not to share PAN Card, KYC update or other banking details with unknown numbers.
What to do to avoid Bank Scam
Any user using a mobile phone and an active SIM card can become a victim of phishing calls or SMS. In these cases, scammers pretend to be bank officers and cheat users. In most of the cases fraudsters send fake messages to the users and ask for their account details, OTP and ID numbers.
Users need to be alert from such fake calls. Such unknown numbers should be blocked immediately. Apart from this, strong password should always be setup for login. If the user wishes, he can enable two-factor authentication for Online Banking.
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