ICICI Bank refuses Data Leak of its millions of customers

- Advertisement -

On 21 April, CyberNews published a report saying over 3.6 million ICICI Bank files comprising the bank’s and its clients’ information was leaked from a publicly accessible cloud storage bucket managed by DigitalOcean, a New York-based cloud service provider.

The purported data leak, according to the research-based online publication, resulted from a misconfiguration of the bank systems that exposed the 35 lakh records. In its 4-point statement, ICICI Bank categorically denies the data breach incident.

According to information shared by Rahul Neel Mani, vice president of community engagement & editorial at ISMG, on LinkedIn, ICICI Bank issued a 4-point statement in which it dismisses CyberNews’ findings:

- Advertisement -
  1. The Bank does not own or manage the said URLs. Therefore, there is no question of a misconfiguration at the Bank’s end, as is mentioned in the article.
  2. The four documents found in the URLs seemed to be uploaded by individuals as storage. They do not compromise security of any account.
  3. Since the documents carried the Bank’s name, we took steps to bring the URLs down.
  4. There is no evidence of availability of 3.6 million files with customer data, as mentioned in the article.

Rahul Sasi, co-founder and CEO at CloudSEK tells ETCISO that the CyberNews’ report is based on a leaked data dump from DigitalOcean. He says that the leaked dump contains data from several other companies and not just ICICI Bank.

“The compromised bucket contains information belonging to several other companies. I’m not sure why the researchers singled out ICICI,” he says. Commenting on the legitimacy of the dataset in question, Sasi says the data appears to be legitimate KYC information, but he’s certain the leaked data cannot be attributed to ICICI Bank.

Click below to read about data leak in detail

- Advertisement -

Share this article...

Comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More News...

Latest

Gold was so cheap in year 2000, Check Last 25 years Gold Rate

You will be surprised to know the Gold Rate in 2000, Check Last 25 years Gold Rate

Income Tax Department Recovers Rs.40 Crore Cash During Raids on Shoe Traders in Agra

Income Tax Department Recovers Rs. 40 Crore in Cash During Raids on Shoe Traders in Agra

Russian Court Orders Seizure of Deutsche Bank’s Assets, But Why?

Russian Court Orders Seizure of Deutsche Bank's Assets in Lawsuit Over Gas Processing Plant Construction Project

Man in UP received Rs 9,900 Crore in his Bank Account, Bank froze his account

Bank Account Software Glitch Leads to a Shocking Rs 9,900 Crore Balance in Uttar Pradesh Man's Account

Consumer Forum directs SBI to compensate customer for card cloning fraud

Consumer Forum directs SBI to compensate customer for card cloning fraud

Baroda Gramin Bank Officers protest against Regional Manager

Baroda Gramin Bank Officers protest against Regional Manager

PNB Bank Manager’s Wife commits suicide, Family says she was forced for Dowry

PNB Bank Manager's Wife commits suicide, Family says she was forced for Dowry

J&K High Court says Excess Salary paid to employee can’t be recovered after retirement

Jammu and Kashmir High Court Rules Against Recovery of Excess Payments to Retired Employee

Madras High Court: Employees Cannot Be Denied Pensionary Benefits Due To Administrative Delays

Landmark Ruling by Madras High Court: Administrative Delays Cannot Deprive Employees of Pensionary Benefits

Latest News