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Qatar National Bank investigates alleged hack

Qatar National Bank investigates alleged hack

DOHA: Qatar National Bank said on Tuesday it is investigating an alleged hack which potentially exposes the names and passwords of a large number of customers.

Media reports claimed that a 1.4GB trove of documents has been leaked online anonymously.

Among the information reportedly leaked are the bank details of several journalists working for satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

Another folder leaked apparently revealed details of the work of internal and overseas intelligence agencies, according to reports on various publications including the Doha News website.

In a statement posted online, Qatar National Bank refused to say whether the leak had happened, but said it was looking into the claims.

“QNB Group places the highest priority on data security and deploying the strongest measures possible to ensure the integrity of our customers’ information,” the statement read.

“QNB is further investigating this matter in coordination with all concerned parties.”

QNB is one of the largest banks in the Middle East, and earlier this month reported a first quarter seven per cent increase in profits to almost $800 million, despite the impact of low global oil prices.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016

Courtesy : BRecorder



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