Access Bank reacts as Nigerian Hacker brags online, claims extraction of 2,000 customers’ data
A Nigerian hacker identified as Ihebuzo Chris has gotten the attention of Access Bank after making demonstrations that alleges vulnerability in the Bank’s network.
According to Ihebuzo, he has gained access the the Bank’s computer remotely and extracted the data of over 2,000 customers.
The hacker was heard bragging in a viral video shared on twitter where he calls himself python and showed the print out of the customer accounts, including their BVN, account numbers and other details, watch video below;
According to Ihebuzor who claimed he went deep into the Bank’s computer without their permission, he could debit customers’ accounts without their consent owing to the information he has, but he didn’t plan to steal money from the accounts, he just wanted to show that the Access Bank computers are vulnerable.
He also claimed Access Bank already got in touch with him and said they could get in touch again for him to return all the details he possesses.
Reacting to the hacker’s viral video, Access Bank debunked claims of vulnerabilities within their network, assuring customers that there are no threats to their account.
“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, Access Bank said.
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.
— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) August 31, 2020
Meanwhile, Ihebuzo might have put himself in trouble after blowing his own cover mistakenly in the viral video. A closer look at his laptop screen, displayed “Good evening Ihebuzo Chris”.
The name matched a facebook account which closely matched the description the hacker called himself ‘python’.
He, however, must have realized his error, which made him to change his name from Ihebuzu Chris to Chris Zat and later pulled down the account.
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