Operation to restore NBP’s system underway after cyberattack

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KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on Monday announced that the operation to restore the bank’s system to full capacity following a cyber attack is underway.

According to a statement issued by the bank in this regard, despite the cyberattack, one thousand branches of the bank have been rendering services as usual.

“One thousand branches of the bank have processed 800,000 transactions worth Rs 286 billion,” the statement said, adding that 200,000 customers of the bank have withdrawn Rs5 billion through ATMs machines.

The bank further said in the statement that the restoration work of the remaining branches will be completed this week.

It should be recalled that last week, the NBP had reported a cyberattack on its servers which has impacted “some of the bank’s services.”

However, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had said that no financial loss or data breach had been observed.