Access Bank Plc customers are carrying out panic withdrawals following hacker Ihebuzo Chris’ claim that he hacked into the bank’s database, accessed, and extracted 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.
Reacting, Access Bank assured its customers of the safety of their money.
“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.
“Kindly continue to follow security protocol by never sharing your account details,” the bank said.