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RBI directs banks to verify alleged data leak of millions of Indians’ credit and debit cards

The Reserve Bank of India has directed banks to secure their customers’ debit and credit card data, after millions of credit and debit card details of Indian banks were reportedly leaked, and put for sale on the internet. In its advisory, RBI’s Cyber Security and Information Technology Examination Cell urged banks to verify the genuineness of the leaked data and disable and re-issue credit and debit cards to people whose details might have been compromised. Banks have also been asked to inform the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) about the progress they’ve made in following RBI’s order. This was first reported by the Economic Times. What was the leak? More than 1.3 million payment card details – 98% of them being Indian banks’ cards – have been put up for sale on Joker's Stash, according to a ZDNet report from…

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