Hackers have breached the National Bank of Kenya systems making away with Ksh 29 million.
Confirming the incident through a statement on their twitter handle, @National_Bank, National Bank confirmed the incident stating that indeed there was an attempt fraud in normal course of business on 17th January but the bank’s monitoring and security resources frustrated the attempt
“The amount of attempted fraud is about Ksh 29 million and we are confident we will recover most of that money,” read the statement.
The bank also confirmed that security are in pursuit of the fraudsters and investigations are ongoing .
However, National Bank also stated that customer accounts have not been affected and the latest social media speculation on the potential loss is incorrect.
It had been claimed that the bank has lost over Ksh 340 million, claims which the bank has since refuted.