Accordingly the bank OF INDIA' target='_blank' title='reserve bank of india-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>reserve bank of india (RBI) has asked banks to ensure customers’ debit and credit card data is secure and investigate reports that say data of 1.3 million accounts was available online, a notice seen by Reuters showed. Banks should secure the customers’ data by performing a preliminary analysis of the leaked card information online, the bank OF INDIA' target='_blank' title='rbi-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>rbi notice said, and cited an article by tech news site ZDNet on Tuesday.
Three industry sources confirmed to Reuters the notice had been sent to Indian banks. The bank OF INDIA' target='_blank' title='rbi-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>rbi did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On finding leaked data to be correct and genuine, disable and re-issue the credit and debit cards as per the bank’s policy, said the notice dated Oct. 29.
Security researchers at Singapore-based Group-IB had found that card details were being sold at a price of $100 per card, ZDNet had reported. The value of the leaked database has been estimated by the group at $130 million (£100 million).