Regarding Vulnerability In PNB Server As Reported By Cyberx9
REPLY TO media report DATED 21st November 2021 regarding Vulnerability in PNB server as reported by CyberX9
We have noted the media report published in certain newspapers on 21.11.2021 reporting data exposure of account holders of PNB.
In this context, we wish to clarify as under: –
1. We have thoroughly checked our ICT systems those on Internet facing and operating in the background at PNB. There has been no breach of systems and pilferage of any personal data of any of our customers and account holders of PNB.
2. It is an established fact that hackers regularly attempt to penetrate every and all Internet facing systems anywhere in the world. PNB has implemented stringent security controls in all our ICT systems. The reported attempt of perpetrator was monitored and checked. All our critical ICT systems dealing with banking transactions are kept in secure zone, called DM zone with multiple layers of protection.
3. Bank has deployed Data leak prevention solutions which prevent any unauthorized data to be sent through emails. The said zone does not permit unauthorised access to any one including internal staff. The ICT systems are monitored round the clock by competent staff at security operation centre. The data at rest and transit are encrypted using proprietary algorithms.
4. The bank is certified with International ISO 27001 best information security practices which are validated minimum every year and as and when significant upgradation to the ICT systems is undertaken. These standards and best practices are also adopted in India.
Our customers are very valuable to us. We assure our all customers that PNB, your bank, will strive hard to keep your personal data highly confidential meeting to best possible standards. Towards this, PNB will always be at the forefront to implement best available resources to implement the best security controls to secure the Information of our all customers.