Banking giant Old Mutual has recently informed customers of an “unauthorised entry” into one of its data systems, with the breachers gaining access to some degree of sensitive information.
According to the bank, measures were quickly put in place to halt the damage, preventing any financial loss to customers.
It confirms that the hack is in no way related to the WannaCry pandemic, but that its IT infrastructure is nonetheless being reinforced.
“No transactional details, credit card information, banking details, medical information or passwords were accessed,” the bank notes. “Immediate steps were taken to further tighten our security, and our systems and surveillance remain on high alert.”
Despite suggesting that South African banks may be vulnerable to cybercrime, the hack has also shown that at the very least, Old Mutual has systems in place to protect the most sensitive of customer data.
The company is currently in the process of informing affected clients of the situation, but has reassured them that everything is under control.