No security breach reported at banks, customers told

 |Aug 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) has assured bank customers that there has been no security breach at its member banks and customers’ data have not been compromised.

In reference to recent media reports regarding the websites of several organisations that have been hacked, ABM said the commercial banking industry took a very serious view of cybersecurity matters and had always been vigilant in managing risks.

“Efforts are continuously made to ensure the appropriate controls are in place according to best practices which involve robust check-and-balance mechanisms with timely transaction monitoring,” it said in a statement here yesterday.

Bank customers are advised to report to their banks immediately should they suspect that their data may have been compromised.

Customers who are active users of online banking are also advised to change their passwords frequently and not to open or click on unsolicited mails and links with/without attachments.

They should also ensure that their anti-virus/anti-malware software are up to date and functioning.

Members of the public are also welcome to contact ABM at ABMConnect by calling 1-300-88- 9980 for any queries or assistance, it added. – Bernama