National Bank of Kenya hacked, millions lost to fraudsters

Fraudsters steal Sh29Mn from National Bank of Kenya

National Bank of Kenya has confirmed that fraudsters have gotten away with Sh29 million in what is suspected to be a hacking incident that happened on Wednesday.

The National Bank of Kenya on Friday confirmed it was hacked and 29 million shillings (N101.4m) lost in the process.

In a statement seen by Kenyan Pulse, the bank disclosed that the  fraud happened on January 17, 2018.

NBK assured customers that their accounts were not affected by the robbery.

“We confirm that there was an attempted fraud in the normal course of business on 17 January, but the Bank’s monitoring and security resources frustrated the attempt.

“The amount of attempted fraud is about 29 million shillings and we are confident we will recover most of that money.

“Customer accounts have not been affected and the latest social media speculation on the potential loss is incorrect,” the statement read.

Bank Press Statement below

National Bank of Kenya hacked, millions lost to fraudsters - THEKILLERPUNCH NEWS

The bank has assured customers that accounts have not been affected contrary to, “social media speculation on the potential loss is incorrect.”

National Bank of Kenya are a leading Commercial Bank licensed by the CBK. They offer full range of commercial banking products to Personal, SMEs and Corporate Banking customers. Headquartered in Nairobi.

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