There is panic withdrawal at Access Bank Plc as a Nigerian hacker Ihebuzo Chris has demonstrated that the walls built around Access Bank network are vulnerable.
The hacker who calls himself a python on Twitter gained access and extracted the data of over 2,000 customers.
According to Chris, he did this without authorization from the bank as he, in a viral video, presented print out of customers’ accounts, including their BVN, account numbers, and other details.
Chris said, his motive was not to steal customers’ money but to expose how unsecured the Access Bank database was as at the time he hacked into the bank network adding that he could debit their accounts without their consent going by the information at his disposal.
Access Bank denies breach
Access Bank, while assuring its customers of the safety of their money, was however defensive.
The Bank stated in a twitter post: “Criminals have posted pages purporting to contain customer account information. We’ve alerted law enforcement agencies and ask that you ignore the post. There is no threat to your account balances. Pls. continue to follow security protocol by never sharing your account details.”
This development if true proves that Nigerian banks are at the mercy of internet criminals.